SBU is a member of Interdepartmental Regional Analytical Group of EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine
On March 1, 2019, the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) together with the law enforcement and regulatory authorities of Odesa region launched a joint initiative to combat cross-border crime by signing a Protocol on creating of the Interdepartmental Regional Analytical Group.
The signing of the document was held in Odesa at the EUBAM headquarters with the participation of the head of the Mission, regional chiefs of the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine and the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
The initiative to create an Interdepartmental Regional Analytical Group is a part of the joint efforts of EUBAM and partner services on preventing and counteracting cross-border crimes at the Ukrainian-Moldavian border. The need for initiative support was discussed and agreed during a series of consultative expert meetings.
A continuous assessment of risks and threats, enhanced interaction and information exchange between partner services is the main expected result of the new initiative.
"The signing of mentioned Protocol today is an important step forward, creating a common outpost for combating cross-border crime, which will improve the security situation in Odesa region. Any service is able to deal with threats on its own, that is the reason why the blending forces and means, information exchange and the coordination of our efforts through such a new initiative will ensure a quick and effective response to cross-border crime. Together we are stronger", mentioned Slavomir Pikhor, the EUBAM Head .
"The key aspect for the SBU and partners is the issue of taking joint measures to prevent destabilization of the situation in Odesa region. Comprehensive use of the arsenal of forces and means of partners will allow effectively react to negative factors, to forecast their development and to focus on the most problematic issues", stressed Oleksandr Dovzhenko, head of the SBU Office in Odesa region.
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