Arsen Avakov: I call on the Belarusian people to take the provocation by Russian mercenaries from the Wagner PMC seriously

Arsen Avakov: We will help an injured soldier of “Lugansk-1” battalion Leonid Ovdiuk to get back in the ranks faster.

Today, on July 16, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the head of the National Police Ihor Klimenko visited in the MIA hospital the commander of the intelligence company of the "Lugansk-1" police battalion, senior lieutenant of police Leonid Ovdiuk, codename "Svoyak", who on May 20 was seriously injured while patrolling the demarcation line in Lugansk region. Two months ago, while carrying out a combat mission to patrol the demarcation line along the Severski Donets river... more

Arsen Avakov: adoption of a law to increase responsibility for traffic violations – a way to reduce mortality on the roads

The Verkhovna Rada supported in the first reading the bill to strengthen the responsibility of drivers for driving under the influence and speeding.  The bill was approved today, on July 13, during an extraordinary session of Parliament initiated by the President. Two hundred eighty-two people's deputies voted in favor. Draft Law No. 2695 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Strengthen Liability for Certain Offences in the Field of Road Safety" proposes to increase liability for violations of... more

The 6th anniversary of the liberation of the eastern Ukraine cities was celebrated at the Mount Karachun.

Six years ago, on July 5-6, 2014, thanks to the successful actions of the military, National Guardsmen and fighters of Voluntary battalions, the cities of Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Druzhkovka, Konstantinovka and other settlements of the northern part of Donbas were liberated from the pro-Russian occupation. Mount Karachun has become a symbol of the struggle of the Ukrainian people for freedom: because of its crucial strategic importance,  the fiercest battles of 2014 took place in the area. From April to July 2014,... more

Arsen Avakov: Humanitarian aid for SES from Italy goes directly from the airport to the affected areas of Ukraine.

Ukraine has received humanitarian aid from Italy to overcome the consequences of the floods.  Due to severe weather conditions in Ivano-Frankivsk, a special flight from Rome landed in Lviv. The Italian Republic has handed over special equipment and gear for Ukrainian rescuers who are involved in emergency response in western regions of Ukraine. Italian humanitarian aid includes motor pumps (floating and mobile), boats, power plants, chainsaws, life jackets, fire hoses, tents, and other specialized equipment and outfit.  All this will... more

Cabinet of Ministers ratified the Agreement with the Government of Turkey on Mutual Recognition and Exchange of Driving Licenses

Now the citizens of Ukraine and Turkey can exchange their national driver's licenses under a simplified procedure that does not require a repeated examination. Today, on July 1, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ratified the Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Turkey on mutual recognition and exchange of national driving licenses, signed on February 3, 2020.  According to the Agreement, the mechanism provided by it comes into force six months after its signing. The Agreement provides an... more