National Guard and Romanian Gendarmerie together will resist cross-border crimes

10.03.20
National Guard and Romanian Gendarmerie together will resist cross-border crimes

In Ivano-Frankivsk, the National Guard of Ukraine and the Romanian Gendarmerie servicemen presented one of four projects aimed for improving the effectiveness of the units in resisting cross-border crime. They plan to increase levels of trust and awareness of the locals on their activities.

The opening ceremony of the project was attended by officers of the Main Department, Western Territorial Command, military unit 1241 of National Guard of Ukraine, representatives of local state administration and the police. The Romanian delegation included representatives of the Suceava County Gendarmerie, led by Chief Inspector Lt. Col. Mihai Marian Lungu.

Military unit 1241 will be the Leader of the project, titled "Strengthening institutional and technical capacity to intervene in support of the specialized structures that are fighting the organized crime programs". That's why opening ceremony was held in Ukraine.

It was the military unit 1241 that won in November last year in an open competition for receiving more than 200,000 euros (about 5,3 million UAH) from the European Union for the implementation of four projects on the program priority "Prevention and fight against organized crime and police cooperation".

National Guard and Romanian Gendarmerie together will resist cross-border crimes National Guard and Romanian Gendarmerie together will resist cross-border crimes National Guard and Romanian Gendarmerie together will resist cross-border crimes National Guard and Romanian Gendarmerie together will resist cross-border crimes

The participants of the event acquainted each other with the activities and capabilities of their units, tasks and features of service in the border regions of both countries.

According to the commander of the 1241, Colonel Roman Naumenko, cooperation with Romanian colleagues will allow to explore their best practices and purchase the newest equipment for personnel. Namely special vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles, thermal and night vision devices, navigation tablets, equipment for psychological training and assessment of personnel involved in the tasks of public order protection, office equipment, etc.

In addition, work is underway in the National Guard to expand the geography of possible future projects. Now the NGU command is considering the creation of a separate military unit, which is planned to include a separate mountain patrol unit in the Transcarpathian region.