Ukraine and Estonia discussed cooperation in border protection

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Ukraine and Estonia will strengthen cooperation in border protection. The parties discussed the migration crisis on Polish-Belarusian border and ways of interaction in the event of a further escalation of the situation.

UA reports this with reference to the portal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Yesterday, December 13, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Mary Akopyan met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Ukraine Kaimo Kuusk, Adviser to the President of Estonia on Security Issues Liis Mure and Deputy Head of Mission of the Estonian Embassy Margus Gering.

Deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine informed about measures taken by the ministry to strengthen the borders. Akopyan said the issue of border security is a priority for the Ukrainian authorities.

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“We highly appreciate the political partnership with the Republic of Estonia and hope that the cooperation between the two countries will only improve over the years. We are grateful to the Estonian partners for constant and targeted support aimed at developing the Ministry of Internal Affairs system, reforming and strengthening it” – said the Deputy Minister.

In turn, the Estonian partners offered their support in strengthening the security of Ukraine’s borders. The parties agreed to intensify cooperation between the ministries, especially in the field of cyber security and strategic communications.

According to the Deputy Minister, it is planned that the National Police, the National Guard, the State Emergency Service, the State Border Service, together with representatives of local administrations, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, will take part in intersectoral crisis exercises related to national stability in the context of information security, crisis and strategic communication.

Events will be held in 8 cities:

  • Mariupol;
  • Sumy;
  • Kherson;
  • Mykolaiv;
  • Kharkiv;
  • Dnipro;
  • Odesa;
  • Zaporizhzhia.

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