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EU Advisory Mission to spend 2 mln euro on reforming Ukraine’s security forces
19:21, 26 July 2017
EU Advisory Mission to spend 2 mln euro on reforming Ukraine’s security forces

The Mission is to organize 45 projects, provide the police with cars

19:21, 26 July 2017

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The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM Ukraine) is to fulfill 45 projects assisting the reforms in Ukraine’s security forces, spending over 2 mln euro, as Kęstutis Lančinskas, the head of the mission, told DW in an interview.

“We have already approved 45 projects to be funded. Among them, there will be training sessions and trips of our colleagues to other European countries, in order to exchange best practices. We are also going to fund equipment for security forces,” Lančinskas explained.

The head of the mission also noted that the equipment in question is SUVs, which were formerly used by the EU mission. The Ukrainian side will receive them in a month or so.

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Among the most important projects on agenda: cooperation between the Europol and the Ukrainian Police, and community policing. While cooperation with Europol mostly implies countering organized crime, community policing is a policy aimed at establishing contacts between the police and local communities.

As it was reported earlier, President of Ukraine signed the law ratifying the Agreement between the European Police and Ukraine on Strategic Co-operation.

The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine is a non-executive mission of the European Union that formally began operations from its headquarters in Kyiv on 1 December 2014.

The goal is to achieve a civilian security sector that is efficient, accountable, and enjoys the trust of the public.

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