EU COUNCIL APPROVES SENDING POLICE MISSION TO UKRAINE
Council of the European Union (EU) approved a police mission to Ukraine to assist Ukraine’s reform of security services, according to a statement released by the EU on Monday, reports globalpost.com.
After the meeting of 28 EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton said: “Ukraine has requested the EU’s support as it is embarking on the critical path of civilian security sector reform. Our mission would offer European expertise to assist Ukrainian authorities in improving the management of efficient and fair law enforcement under democratic control.”
The mission would provide “strategic advice” for the development of the Ukrainian security services. It will initially start from supporting the relevant Ukrainian bodies in the elaboration of revised security strategies, the statement said.