8.55 mln EUR tranche came from European Commission as a part of micro-financial assistance program for Ukraine, states the press office of European Commission's Delegation to the country.
Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Thomas Frellesen said that the funds will facilitate the cross-border trade, border demarcation processes and help with e-customs system implementation.
In such a way EU contributes to cover the urgent financing needs concerning modernization of State Border Service and Fiscal Service. As stated in the EU Commission report, this is possible due to legal improvement and taking special measures of control and infrastructure modernization of the border crossings.
The program also aims to facilitate balance between safe borders and legal flow of the goods and people, taking into consideration sustainable European experience.