The National Police of Ukraine received service cars and modern equipment from the EU

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10.09.2021 12:34

Today, September 10, at Sofia Square in Kyiv, the National Police transferred equipment with a total cost of 3.4 million euros. Thanks to the transferred equipment, police officers will be able to more effectively perform their duties to create a safe environment in cities, communities and on the streets of Ukraine.

The event was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Police, members of the EU Delegation to Ukraine and the EMCDDA.

18 patrol cars, 40 vehicles for public safety and order units, nine defibrillators, modern servers and data storage systems, as well as explosives suits and related equipment The National Police received as part of the Pravo-Police program.

The Programme “Support to Reforms for the Development of the Rule of Law in Ukraine in the Areas of Police, Prosecution and Good Governance” (PRAVO-Police) is implemented with financial support from the EU by the UN Programme Service Office (UNOPS) in close cooperation with the EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine (ECHR).

“Behind every car, armor, I see saved lives and an increased level of security for Ukrainians. This is a concrete material contribution of the EU to the security of Ukraine. The European Union provides models for building law and order in modern Ukraine, and we will use those models that work. This is the Scandinavian model of building law and order at public events, it is a community policing approach, because the main indicator is the level of trust of citizens in the police,” said Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Denis Monastyrsky.

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs thanked his colleagues from the European Union for their readiness for cooperation and the equipment provided: “I am convinced that our cooperation can reach a new level and the Ukrainian police will definitely not let this down,” Denis Monastyrsky assured.

The head of the National Police of Ukraine Igor Klymenko said that the long-term fruitful cooperation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the NPU with our partners continues.

“For every police officer, it's not just cars and equipment, it's the safety of our citizens. Every day, law enforcement officers perform extremely difficult tasks. Last year alone, the NPU's explosives unit in Donetsk region received more than 560 calls and defused more than 40,000 explosive objects — that's more than two tons of explosives,” he said.

Patrol vehicles will be used in nine regions of Ukraine, including Kirovohrad, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Kiev, Vinnytsia, Chernivtsi, Poltava and Khmelnytsky.

Suit explosives and hydrodynamic destroyers are designed to be used by explosives technicians in Donetsk region to mine and defuse explosive devices such as mines, bombs and homemade explosive devices, taking into account the safety of police officers and the population.

Thanks to modern servers and data storage systems, the police of Ukraine will more effectively coordinate their activities with Interpol and Europol in the field of combating organized and cross-border crime.

“Our efforts are aimed at ensuring that the lives of citizens become safe, as well as to preserve the lives of our police officers,” Igor Klymenko stressed.

EU Ambassador Mattie Maasikas said the European Union looks forward to fruitful cooperation with Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky and his team.

“Our common goal remains the same. The European Union and partners continue to support the formation of a more accountable, transparent and effective law enforcement system that will serve all citizens of Ukraine,” he said.

In his turn, Acting Chairman of the Commission of the European Union in Ukraine, Fredrik Wesslau reminded that the European Union Advisory Mission has been working in Ukraine since 2014 to support Ukrainian partners in implementing reforms so that they can transform the security sector into a more efficient, accountable and trusted citizen.

“Today, as part of our event, we are transferring equipment from the EU for a total amount of 3.4 million euros. This package includes IT equipment, security equipment and vehicles, including specialized vehicles to ensure public order,” said Fredrik Wesslau.

 

Department of Communications of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

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