Arsen Avakov: It is necessary to declassify most positions of the state defense procurement in Ukraine

Arsen Avakov: We need trust and balance between the police, the prosecutor’s office, and the courts to change the law enforcement system

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced this today, on July 4, 2019, in a speech at the annual International Ukraine Reform Conference, which is taking place this year in Toronto (Canada). “Five years ago, we started the reform process in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. We set a goal to change the working principle of law enforcement from “punish and provide criminal cover” to “serve and protect”. At this time, after the Revolution of Dignity, the militiamen could... more

Arsen Avakov and the Minister of National Defence of Canada agreed to expand cooperation in the field of security

Today, on July 4, 2019, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine met with the Minister of National Defence of Canada Harjit Sajjan at the International Ukraine Reform Conference, which takes place in Toronto, Canada. "With the Minister of National Defence of Canada, we discussed the interaction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine with the Canadian Armed Forces and the purchase of new military equipment", - said the head of the MIA. During the... more

Arsen Avakov: I urge all candidates to campaign in accordance with the law and cooperate with the Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Ministry of Internal Affairs will provide for the secure and legal procedure of early elections of people's deputies of Ukraine.  The Minister of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated this today, on June 13, 2019, during a video conference call with the management of the MIA system. The Minister noted that democracy is, first of all, impeccable adherence to the procedure; therefore he called on all candidates to conduct the election campaign honestly, to avoid using dubious and illegal... more

MIA continues to cooperate with EUAM-Ukraine: the work of the Mission in Ukraine is extended until 2021

Today, on May 31, 2019, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, the Minister of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and head of the European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine (EUAM), Kęstutis Lančinskas, discussed the results of their joint work.  The head of the Mission is finishing his term in Ukraine, but cooperation with the EUAM is extended until 2021. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov noted that while on May 31, Kęstutis Lančinskas finishes his term in office... more

Arsen Avakov: To ensure the neutrality of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during the elections, I will not run for the office of people’s deputy of Ukraine.

Today, on May 31, the Minister made an official statement on the MIA position during the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Ukraine: neutrality, equidistance principle and enforcement of the legality, honesty, and transparency of the procedure.  Arsen Avakov stressed that he will not run for parliament and will continue his work to coordinate activities of the executive bodies of the MIA system. “To ensure the observance of the "arm's length" principle and impartiality by the MIA system during parliamentary elections, I... more