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BORDER GUARDS OF UKRAINE AND LITHUANIA NEGOTIATED COOPERATION OF OPERATIONAL UNITS IN COMBATING CROSS-BORDER CRIME
17/08/21 - 08:00

A meeting of Ukrainian and Lithuanian border guards on the exchange of experience and organization of operational units’ interaction is taking place in Kyiv.

A meeting of Ukrainian and Lithuanian border guards on the exchange of experience and organization of operational units’ interaction is taking place in Kyiv.

During the visit of the delegation of the State Border Protection Service at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania to the Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the parties discussed current risks and threats at the Ukrainian and Lithuanian state borders. The participants discussed how to counter existing and projected security challenges and agreed on the interaction of operational units and the exchange of information for better combat cross-border crime.

“We are discussing issues of interaction, exchange of work experience. The issues that concern both Ukraine and Lithuania are the same. These are problems related to illegal migration, smuggling, human trafficking, drug smuggling and so on,” stated Major General, Director of the Investigation Department of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Yurii Ziuzko.

Donatas Škarnulis, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Lithuanian State Border Protection Service, stressed the urgency of this meeting for the border services of the both countries. “Currently, Lithuania is facing a hybrid threat on the border with the Republic of Bilorus. And here we have the opportunity to share experience in combating this threat,” he said.

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