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Arsen Avakov: Kyiv police exposed the largest in Ukraine network of Internet drug trafficking

Police detained nine members of an interregional organized criminal group that smuggled, manufactured, and marketed narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced this today, on March 2.  He thanked the metropolitan police for the brilliant special operation. “Police seized some 300 kg of narcotic substances (cocaine, synthetic drugs, salts, Ecstasy tablets, etc.) and more than two tons of precursors with a total cost of  UAH 110 million. A narcotic drug laboratory with... more

An expanded meeting of the National Security and Defense Council dedicated to the control and prevention of coronavirus epidemy was held at the Ministry of Internal Affairs

At all border checkpoints, the SBGS and the Ministry of Health staff will screen the temperature of all persons arriving in Ukraine.  Both agencies work around the clock. Today, on February 25, by order of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine was held a coordination meeting on monitoring the situation and preventing coronavirus, chaired by the Secretary of the NSDC Alexei Danilov. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Internal Affairs... more

Arsen Avakov: The project “A khromada police officer” will be scaled throughout the country

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this today, on February 11, during a meeting with the US Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina Kvien and the Head of Law Enforcement Section of the US Embassy in Ukraine Stephanie Holmes.  “A project to introduce a khromada (local community) police officer is incredibly popular among the population.  There is a demand for this reform from our citizens.  As previously planned, we are increasing the budget, connecting our partners, and shortly we will... more

Arsen Avakov and representatives of the EU Delegation to Ukraine discussed the opening of the EUAM office in Mariupol

The plans for further cooperation between the EU and Ukraine include the inclusion of the SMS and NGU in the mandate of the EU mission, as well as the opening of the EUAM office in Mariupol.  It was announced today, on February 11, by the Minister of Internal Affairs during a meeting with Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine Matti Maasikas and the Head of EUAM Antti Hartikainen. Arsen Avakov thanked European partners for their comprehensive support for reforms... more

Arsen Avakov: The President of Ukraine discussed the fate of Vitaliy Markiv with the Pope and the leadership of the Italian Republic

Today, on February 8, the Minister of Internal Affairs informed that the case of NGU soldier Vitaliy Markiv is in the center of attention of the Ukrainian delegation. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="56494,56495"] Within the framework of the official visit of the President of Ukraine, negotiations were held in Rome with the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.  In the Vatican, a meeting was held with Pope Francis.  The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukrainian police officers will improve their skills under CEPOL programs

Today, on February 5, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and the Executive Director of CEPOL Detlef Schroeder signed an Agreement between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL). Arsen Avakov thanked the European colleagues for their educational programs and noted that Ukrainian law enforcement officers are always ready to learn and gain new experience. “Over the past five years, the staff of the Ukrainian police has been renewed... more

Arsen Avakov: we hope to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated this on January 29, 2020, during a meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze. The parties discussed the current state and actual issues of cooperation and initiatives for its further development. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine expressed hope that during the term of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze, the interaction of the two countries... more

Arsen Avakov: We call on Italy to impartially consider the case of Vitaliy Markiv

The Minister of Internal Affairs informed that today, on January 17, the Ukrainian parliament adopted, as a basis and in whole, the draft resolution No. 2717 “On the Statement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in connection with the criminal prosecution of Vitaliy Markiv, the staff sergeant of the National Guard of Ukraine, in the Italian Republic”. Three hundred twenty-three deputies voted in favor of the draft resolution. The Statement says: “The Verkhovna Rada decides: to appeal to the President... more

Arsen Avakov: The detention of the suspects in the murder of Pavel Sheremet allows taking the investigation in this case to a new level

Today, the NPU Main Investigation Department detained suspects in the murder of Pavel Sheremet. With the sanction of the Prosecutor General, a suspicion was declared to the detainees in the murder of a well-known journalist. Soon, the court will choose the appropriate preventive measures. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced it today, on December 12, during a briefing at the MIA premises. President Vladimir Zelensky and Attorney General Ruslan Ryaboshapka attended the briefing. The investigation is still ongoing... more

Arsen Avakov: The Ministry of Internal Affairs is ready to ensure security in the liberated territories when the Russian Federation will cede to us control over the border

The Ukrainian delegation takes a firm stand: local elections in the Donbas can take place only after Ukraine regains control of its eastern border and after the disarmament of the militants. Russia, however, insists on holding early elections before ceding to Ukraine the control over the border. It was reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, who was a member of the official delegation of Ukraine at a "Norman Four" leaders meeting to resolve the situation in the... more

Arsen Avakov: Russia systematically uses Interpol mechanisms for the political persecution of Ukrainian citizens

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated this today, on November 9, commenting on the detention of Ukrainian citizen Igor Mazur by the Polish law enforcement agencies at the border checkpoint Yagodin-Dorogusk. The reason for the detention was the announcement published by the Russian Federation on the Interpol information system and requiring the tracking of Mazur with a view to his arrest and subsequent extradition to Russia. Thus, the Russian Federation violated Article 3 of the Interpol Constitution, which... more

Arsen Avakov: The National Police has enough forces to ensure order and security in the town of Zolote and respond to possible provocations

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov informed that the patrols of the National Police, reinforced by national guardsmen, were established in Zolote due to the start of troops disengagement in this area. Besides, special police centers have been set up in localities to assist citizens. Now the situation in the areas of troops disengagement is calm, and the MIA forces fully control the order and public safety. Today, on October 29, 2019, at 12.00,  the process of the simultaneous... more