Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service fulfilled the main tasks of the last year, connected with visa liberalization and biometric control and at the moment the competence of the Ukrainian border guards is one of the world’s highest. Ukraine’s Internal Minister Arsen Avakov said this at the final panel of the Border Service, the ministry press service reports.
“You did your job very well. The inspectors and our foreign colleagues who watched the system work, highly assessed your effort. And I thank you for that. This is a great success. It is enough to say that Ukraineentered the top 5 countries on processing queries and control functions with Interpol. Thus, the competence of the border guard control became one of the highest in the world,” Internal Minister said.
Avakov noted that the main tasks of the service in future remain technical equipment and rising the competence, as well as fighting corruption in the ranks of the border control bodies.
He stressed that the trust of the population is a factor that stimulates further development and thus the financing form the budget.
“Both budget of the service grows and we gain more respect. The border guard officer earlier received twice or trice less than a military officer. During two-three years we were raising the level of respect to border guards, and we will continue to do it,” Avakov said.
During the session, deputy head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Kondratyuk noted that State Border Guard Service has considerably raised its alert readiness, implements the best European practices, improves professional skills of the personnel and has done a lot to renew the servicing yard.
As it was reported earlier the National Guard of Ukraine with the officers of the State Border Guard Service in Chernivtsi region began to protect the mountain parts of the border.
‘The State Border Guard Service with associated structures and bodies actively strengthens the fight against trespassers who always attempt to commit the crimes at the state border’, the message said.
The State Border Guard Service noted that the military of the National Guard joined the protection of the state border within Chernivtsi border guard detached unit for the first time.
‘Such cooperation is not new for the border guards and guardsmen. The military of both detachments jointly provided the strengthening of the protection of the Ukrainian-Moldovan border in Transnistria region’, the message said.