Arsen Avakov: Elections are progressing smoothly, the situation is under control

Today, on March 31, a meeting took place between the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and representatives of the OSCE, theUkrainian Congress Committee of America, the Ukrainian World Congress, and the Canadian Observation Mission.  The parties discussed the issue of providing law and order and security during the election of the President of Ukraine. “To ensure safe and transparent elections, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has conducted extensive preparatory work. Taking into account the experience, gained during the previous... more


The Minister of Internal Affairs reported what forces and means would be used to ensure a free vote during the presidential elections in Ukraine on March 31, 2019.  He wrote this on his Facebook page today, on March 29, 2019. "Dear citizens of Ukraine, you should learn from me, as the Minister of Internal Affairs, several important things on the eve of the vote", - the head of MIA addressed the Ukrainians". “The security of your voting in the March... more

Arsen Avakov presented at the US Institute of Peace a Strategy of the restoration of the integrity of Ukraine and de-occupation of the Donbas

During the last five years, Russia has been waging a hybrid war against Ukraine.  No existing means of terminating the active phase of aggression and the return of the territory of Ukraine are working. Therefore, the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposes new mechanisms that will help return the occupied territories of Donbas. Arsen Avakov stated this today, February 12, during a Round Table at the Institute of Peace (Washington, USA). “Our strategic mission is to restore the sovereignty and territorial... more

Arsen Avakov: Dirty election campaign creates in society an air of mutual hatred

The Minister of Internal Affairs urged all candidates for the presidency of Ukraine to demonstrate to the Ukrainian people fair elections instead of sowing hatred and organizing mutual provocations. On his Facebook page, Arsen Avakov addressed the participants of the election race:  “50 days before the elections.  44 candidates.  Parties and activists.  Gloomy personalities with brass knuckles and bottles of green dye in pockets. Сar bombs, battles between agitators, bribery, and counter-bribery. Information war and competition in populism up to... more

Arsen Avakov: Police detained a suspect in the attack on the newspaper office in Kherson

The Minister of Internal Affairs reported that the police detained the head of the Kherson regional organization of the Socialist Party of Ukraine suspected in attacking the office of the newspaper Novy Den (New Day).  The incident happened on January 18 in Kherson, during a press conference in the newspaper press club. Some unknown persons sprayed tear gas and opened fire with a traumatic pistol. “A check is carried out on the detainee’s involvement in a violent incident in the... more

Arsen Avakov: All presidential candidates in Ukraine will receive protection without any preferences

The Minister of Internal Affairs announced this on January 14, 2019, during a meeting on the coordination of mechanisms to ensure public safety and the legality of elections in Ukraine. “At the meeting in the MIA with the participation of members of the CEC, the Opora (Pillar)  Civil Network, the MIA Board and the leadership of the National Police of Ukraine, we agreed on mechanisms for ensuring public safety and the legality of the elections.  We will act in a... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine launched the Unified airborne public safety and security system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. First helicopters arrived.

Today, on December 21, the first two Airbus H225 Super Puma helicopters were commissioned at the Boryspil airport near Kiev.  One machine will work in the SES, the second - in the National Guard.  Until the end of 2021, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will receive 55 Airbus helicopters under the Ukrainian-French contract. The ceremony of delivery the helicopters was attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, the heads of the central... more

Arsen Avakov: Representative of South Korea is elected the President of INTERPOL! This is our common victory! Glory to Ukraine!

At the 87th session of INTERPOL, which was held in Dubai (UAE) on November 18-21, 2018, the new president of this largest international police organization was elected.  It is the representative of the Republic of Korea, Mr. KIM Jong Yang.  But before the session, everybody considered the main contender for this post the representative of the Russian Federation, Alexander Prokopchuk, Vice-President of INTERPOL. Ukraine and some other countries sharply opposed the possible election of Mr. Prokopchuk as the president of... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Qatar signed a declaration on police cooperation

Today, on November 1, 2018, the head of the National Police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev and the Director General of Public Security (Chief of Police) of the State of Qatar Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Kulaifi signed a joint Declaration of Intent between the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar and the National Police of Ukraine. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov informed that the document provides for cooperation in the fight against transnational... more

Arsen Avakov on the sanctions of the Russian Federation: Nor sanctions, nor criminal cases will break millions of Ukrainians

According to Arsen Avakov, the sanctions list of the RF government will not affect either those who are on this list or millions of citizens of Ukraine. On October 22, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Decree No. 592 “On the introduction of the special economic measures related to the unfriendly actions of Ukraine concerning citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”. On November 1, 2018, the Russian government adopted Resolution No. 1300 “On measures to implement the Decree... more

Arsen Avakov: On November 2, 2018, Ukraine and Qatar will launch a visa-free regime

On October 31, 2018, in Doha, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, confirmed the successful completion of the procedures for the introduction of a visa-free regime from November 2, 2018. Reference Qatar is a state (emirate) in the Middle East, located on the Qatar Peninsula in the northeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula.  Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world,... more

Arsen Avakov: We systematically implement the up-to-date technologies in the law enforcement system of Ukraine

The Minister of the Internal Affairs said this today, on October 31, during a visit to the 12th International exhibition of homeland security MILIPOL Qatar 2018.   The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and the head of the National Police Sergei Knyazev noted the relevance for Ukraine of the latest developments in the field of security, in particular, the latest models of UAVs and police robots. “We are not interested in just equipment; we are striving to implement the... more