Ukraine-Belarus cross-border crime and security

Belarus and Ukraine are working on Strengthening Surveillance and Bilateral Coordination Capacity along the Common Border between Belarus and Ukraine (SURCAP Phase II), funded by the European Union (EU), supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

Hopefully, it will ‘enhance their common border security’ (since it has not been significantly policed in the past, and its natural terrain is difficult to police), and ‘minimize illicit transnational activity such as smuggling and irregular migration’ (through improved planning, training, equipment and cooperation).

(I heard about this via ENPI’s report on the “new border project to help Ukraine and Belarus crack down on cross-border crime“.)


2 Comments to “Ukraine-Belarus cross-border crime and security”

  1. Oh no! There’ll be nowhere left for National Geographic to send and then film looters! Well, maybe they can strike some sort of deal with Russia.

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