EUAM celebrates National Police Day in Kharkiv and donates seven forensic kits

July 05, 2019

As part of the celebrations taking place across Ukraine in honour of National Police Day on 4 July 2019, EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) staff deployed at the Field Office in Kharkiv joined their Ukrainian colleagues in the centre of the city to meet members of the public and explain the Mission’s support for reforms in Ukraine. Later in the day, the Mission also handed over seven forensic kits worth EUR 5,000 to the General Directorate of the National Police of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region.

“My colleagues and I try to do everything we can to help Ukraine achieve results in reforming the civilian security sector,” said Robert Zolkiewski, Head of the EUAM Field Office in Kharkiv. “Each of us is ready to support you and share our experience and skills. All of us are united by the desire to make each day a little safer for our Ukrainian friends and colleagues. That is the basis for all the support we provide as a Mission and today, as part of our ongoing cooperation, we are handing over seven forensic kits. We are very glad to be celebrating this day with our Ukrainian police colleagues. Happy National Police Day!”.

The modern forensic kits handed over to the police in the Kharkiv region will help police officers to gather evidence at crime scenes. This evidence includes blood samples, footprints and other human traces which are invaluable in finding the perpetrators of crimes. The kits will be handed over to seven hub stations in the Kharkiv region (Nova Vodolaga, Izium, Valky, Merefa, Derhachi, Chuguiv and Balakliya).