EU Advisory Mission donates 30 off-road vehicles to Ukrainian police

EU Advisory Mission donates 30 off-road vehicles to Ukrainian police

The European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) has handed over 30 Nissan Patrol off-road vehicles to the National Police to boosts its capacity to protect and serve communities in remote and difficult to reach areas in Ukraine.

EUAM Head of Mission Kestutis Lancinskas said this on Thursday, December 14, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"I am very glad that today we can help the National Police - to transfer the vehicles that were once used in other EU missions, but they are in good condition. We transfer them today for use to our colleagues in Ukraine, because Ukraine is a big country, and there are many difficult to reach places. These cars will be used where there are no good roads so that you can get to the scene more quickly and provide assistance. I think that these cars will serve for a long time, and this will be significant help to our colleagues," he said.

He added that along with these vehicles, the EU Advisory Mission transfers 230 new computers to criminal police officers, which will help them better investigate crimes.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Head of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev thanked the mission for the equipment provided.

"We have been cooperating with the mission for almost three years, and cars are not the most important in our cooperation. It is difficult to overestimate the level of systemic training provided by the mission's staff to our staff officers, for the structural reform of the Interior Ministry. Therefore, I want to thank the Head of Mission once again for his work," the minister said.


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