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 EU launches 6M euro project to support ‘model police stations’ in 20 Ukrainian towns

The EU has launched a 6 million euro project named ‘Support to Police Reform in Ukraine’ (SPRU), which will strengthen community policing in 20 police districts in mid-sized towns in the Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv regions and support the reform of public order policing in Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the statement by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, new model of public order policing is based on Scandinavian approach.

Up to 420 police officers will receive training, with 60 of these expected to become trainers in their own right. The project also foresees the donation of protective equipment to assist public order policing.

It builds on activities already delivered by the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) and will be implemented over 18 months by the Swedish police and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), with the support of EUAM.

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At the launch event, speeches were delivered by the Minister of the Interior of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli, Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine, Kostiantyn Bushuiev, the Head of EUAM, Kęstutis Lančinskas, the Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Hagström, Ann-Sofi Jakobsson, Deputy Head of Peace Support Operations and International Development Cooperation of the Swedish Police and the Head of UNOPS Office in Ukraine, Armen Chobanyan.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n438207