Two experts added to Ukraine assistance mission

On 30 August, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision to increase Latvia’s contribution to the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) by approving the secondment of two more civilian experts to the mission, the Foreign Ministry confirmed.

Gatis Doniks, Prosecutor in the Methodology Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office, will perform the duties of Senior Advisor on Prosecution (Management) at the EUAM Ukraine from 6 September this year to 5 September 2017, and Roberts Fedosejevs, Third Secretary of the International Operations and Crisis Management Division at the Foreign Ministry, will serve as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the mission from 9 September this year to 8 September 2017.

The European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine was established to provide advisory support for Ukraine in the field of civil security sector reforms.

The mission began its operations on 1 December 2014 and currently comprises experts from 22 EU Member States as well as Canada and Switzerland. 

EUAM provides strategic advice to the Ukrainian authorities both at the central and regional level on the development of civilian security strategies and hands-on support for the implementation of specific reform measures.

The mission also offers advice on the reorganisation and restructuring of Ukraine’s civilian security authorities and the development of a comprehensive anti-corruption strategy. Civilian experts who qualify for positions on EUAM are selected by the European External Action Service on a competitive basis, while candidates are nominated and the selected experts are seconded by EU Member States.

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