Arsen Avakov: The presidential election should not be a life-changing event

John Herbst: The clear stand of MIA is a guarantee of the legitimacy of elections in Ukraine

Today, on April 12, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov met with a delegation from the American think tank Atlantic Council. The event was attended  by the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, the Director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center John Herbst, the former US Ambassador to Ukraine and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe as well as the Director of Brookings' Arms Control Initiative Steven Pifer, the Vice President, Research... more

Arsen Avakov: We respect the choice of the Ukrainian people and will be able to secure the democratic elections

The Minister of Internal Affairs stated this today, on April 11, at his speech on the discussion platform “Values, Choice, and their Protection” during the XII Kyiv Security Forum. “Security is an essential component of any democratic state.  There is personal, public, and informational security, and also one more key component of security: election security.  The country will receive free democratic elections only if any citizen will be confident in the possibility of free choice and will be sure that... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukrainian society now will not allow the president to cross the red line

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine stated this today, on April 11, on the margins of the XII Kiev Security Forum. Arsen Avakov noted that law enforcement officers continue to record the bribery of voters and prevent the distribution of money to vote for one of the candidates for the presidency of Ukraine. “We are preventing the deployment of “election networks”, and I think we act successfully. For example, yesterday it happened in the Chernihiv region.  In Vasilkov, Kyiv... more

International observers praised the work of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during the first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine

The professional and efficient work of law enforcement bodies provided for the voting to take place on March 31 without incidents and external interference.  It is evidenced by the results of the evaluation of the electoral process by international observer missions. 2157 international observers were registered in the presidential elections of Ukraine and almost one and a half thousand of them closely cooperated with the MIA. The OSCE mission assured that the voting went smoothly and without systemic violations.  The... more

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