Contents tagged with Avakov

  • Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs presented 'Donbas de-occupation plan' in US

    Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, announced that the United States Institute of Peace hosted a round table with the participation of authoritative experts, members of parliament, the U.S. State Department, international organizations and representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. 

    According to him, participants discussed the possibilities and risks of the Donbas de-occupation plan and formulated its key points. 

    "The U.S. Institute of Peace has held a round …

  • Kyiv court finds Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason

    The Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv has sentenced former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia to 13 years in prison. Radio Liberty’s Russian service reported on 24 January that Yanukovych, who fled from Ukraine to Russia in 2014, was found guilty of high treason and complicity in aggressive war.

    The court dismissed the charges that he had been complicit in a deliberate attempt to change the territorial and state borders of Ukraine.

    Viktor Yanukovych himself did not attend the …

  • Ukrainian Interior Minister agrees to be questioned by the Russian Prosecutor’s Office in exchange for the extradition of Yanukovych

    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said he is ready to be questioned in the case of alleged interference in the Russian presidential elections. In exchange, he demanded that the Russian Prosecutor's Office extradite former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych who is suspected of high treason in Ukraine.

    “I am ready to testify in the so-called case on interfering in the elections of Putin in exchange for the extradition of Ukrainian citizen Yanukovych,” Avakov wrote on Facebook.

    The …

  • 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 …