Contents tagged with Avakov

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs sends additional forces to the Sea of Azov

    The subdivisions of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs increase presence in the Sea of Azov due to Russia's actions, said Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.

    “Having occupied the Crimea and part of the Donbas, Russia continues to attack our sovereignty. This concerns the waters of the Sea of Azov as well. That is why we are increasing the presence of the units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, namely the units of the State Service for Emergency Situations and the …

  • Ukraine and Turkey to conduct joint patrols in the Black Sea

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the Turkish Coast Guard will jointly patrol the Black Sea.

    According to the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the head of the Interior Ministry Arsen Avakov and the commander of the Turkish Coast Guard Ahmet Kendir reached this agreement.

    “We conduct serious consultations and work with the commander of the Turkish Coast Guard, Ahmet Kandir regarding joint actions between our border guards such as monitoring and rapid response  …

  • Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs presents Donbas 'de-occupation' strategy to G7 ambassadors

    Arsen Avakov, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine presented to the ambassadors and diplomats of the Group of Seven countries the Donbas "de-occupation" strategy named "Small Steps Mechanism" that was developed by the Interior Ministry, the Ministry's press service reports.

    According to Avakov, this strategy is "an instrument of interaction" of all services: the State Border Guard Service, the State Emergency Service, the National Guard and the National Police of Ukraine.

    "The plan …

  • Interior Minister of Ukraine: subdivisions of Ministry of Internal Affairs preparing for de-occupation of Donbas

    Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the Interior Ministry is preparing operations for the de-occupation of the Donbas, as reported on Facebook by the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Press Service.

    "At present, we are considering several variants for the development of the scenario in the east. We understand that the liberation of the territory of the Donbas and the restoration of control over the eastern border will be a police operation involving peacekeeping forces, not the military. The …

  • Kyiv prohibits Russians from voting in Ukrainian territory

    Kyiv has decided to prohibit Russians, except for diplomats, to vote in Ukraine since Moscow “continuously violates international treaties,” as stated by Member of the board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and member of Ukrainian Parliament Anton Herashchenko.   

    ​“In the opinion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this decision is consistent with international law. Diplomats’ right to vote is covered by the international convention”, — he noted. Herashchenko added that if Russian citizens …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs denies he has a conflict with President Poroshenko

    The Minister of Interior Affairs, Arsen Avakov, denies his conflict with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, as he discussed on Ukrainian News.

    "We don’t have a conflict with the President," he said. The Minister added that he and Poroshenko have "absolutely friendly discussions concerning their work."

    Earlier, the former adviser of the Minister of Interior Affairs, Verkhovna Rada People’s Deputy Anton Gerashchenko, stated that there has been a conflict between Avakov and Poroshenko …

  • Media: Poroshenko's companions consider Avakov guilty of Saakashvili's 'breakthrough' into Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko’s companions blamed Mikhail Saakashvili's “breakthrough" into Ukraine on the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, according to Ukrayinska Pravda, citing sources close to the President. "Avakov let the President down. From five o'clock in the evening, the border guards asked for help from the National Guard, but no one came. On Thursday, Saakashvili met with Ihor Kolomoisky and on Sunday, the minister, who was so insistent in his desire not to let …

  • Organizers of the Donbas blockade give Ukrainian government two weeks to close the subsidiary of Russia’s Sberbank

    The organizers of blockade of the Donbas announced their intention to stop the work of Ukrainian subsidiary of Russian Sberbank  within two weeks, as announced at a press conference by the second commander of the Donbas Battalion, Anatoly Vinogorodsky.

    "In two weeks, if the government does not close this bank, we will close it ourselves and all its branches in Ukraine," he said.

    "We are giving two weeks’ notice to all clients of Sberbank of Russia, so that they can withdraw all their deposits. …

  • The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reveals plans to regain control over the Donbas

    Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov said that Kyiv has a plan to regain sovereignty over the Donbas. "We have a very specific plan with regard to the Donbas, which has nothing to do with the concessions to Putin's regime," the head of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine stated in an interview with TSN news program on Sunday evening, February 26, Deutsche Welle reported.The Minister added that the strategy will be implemented if Russia, "under the pressure from the West" shows …