Latvia extends participation of two civilian experts to EU mission to Ukraine

  • 2019-06-11
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The government today extended participation of two Latvian civilian experts to participate in the European Union (EU) Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine for a year.

The mission of civil expert Ilvija Bruge has been extended to December 14, 2020, and the mission of Roberts Fedosejevs has been extended to September 8, 2020.

There are currently 143 international experts participating in the mission, including three from Latvia, and two others will join in June.

The European External Action Service decided to set up EUAM in Ukraine in order to assist the Ukrainian authorities towards a sustainable reform of the civilian security sector through strategic advice and practical support for specific reform measures based on EU standards and international principles of good governance and human rights.

The mission provides strategic advice on civilian security sector reform, in particular the need to develop civilian security strategies, support for the implementation of reforms, through the delivery of hands-on advice, training and other projects and also focuses on cooperation and coordination, to ensure that reform efforts are coordinated with Ukrainian and international actors.