The Council established EUAM to assist Ukrain. A substantial EU contribution.

European Union and its Member States stand ready to consider a substantial contribution and assist Ukraine in every way possible. The EU´s  Foreign Affairs Council today established the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine), a civilian mission under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said: “The Ukrainian Authorities have embarked on the critical path of civilian security sector reform and have requested the support of the European Union.

The EU is deploying this mission to assist Ukraine in this reform, including police and the rule of law. It will provide strategic advice for the development of effective, sustainable and accountable security services that contribute to strengthening the rule of law in Ukraine, for the benefit of all Ukrainian citizens throughout the country.”

EUAM Ukraine will be an unarmed, non-executive civilian mission. EU advisers will initially focus on supporting the elaboration of revised security strategies and the rapid implementation of reforms, in coordination and coherence with other EU efforts, as well as with the OSCE and other international partners.

Fact sheet on EU-Ukraine relations

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