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Created: 2018.10.12 / Updated: 2018.10.12 10:28

The State Border Guard Service Has Successfully Implemented the Twinning Project in Ukraine

        The State Border Guard Service (SBGS) has completed implementation of its first Twinning project in the field of state border protection in Ukraine.

        The objective of the project is to improve the capacity of the Ukrainian National Security Service (USBGS) and help to establish an integrated border management system for document verification and identification of stolen vehicles in line with EU standards, models and best practices.

        State Border Guard Service of Lithuania helped partners in Ukraine to prepare the Document Controlling and Research Development Concept and Action Plan. The aim was to create a three-tier checking and testing system that would strengthen capabilities of the USBGS for more efficient detection of forged documents and exchange of information. The SBGS has not only developed a concept for improving the inspection of documents and research activities but also helped the USBGS to implement it in practice. 297 USBGS officers in the regional directorates of Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv and Chernihiv were trained on the security features of documents and the identification of forged documents. In addition, 11 multipliers were prepared for continuation of this type of training. Trainings and other capacity building activities have already produced the first results - the numbers of detected forged documents are increasing.

        On the 5th of October, the Commander of the SBGS Renatas Požėla at the final conference in Kiev presented to the SBGSU the travel documents database with its annual subscription. According to the VSAT commander, "this gift will enable border guards to quick and qualitative check of the travel documents, identifying their counterfeits“.

         Project "Support to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine in further development IBM approaches for travel document verification and stolen motor vehicles detection" was developed from September 2016 until September 2018. Project budget – 1,3 mln. EUR. The project was implemented by the German Federal Police together with the junior partners - State Border Guard Services of Poland and Lithuania.