The Institute of World Policy in partnership with the Warsaw Office of German Marshall Fund (GMF) organized a workshop “Border Security in Eastern Europe: Lessons for NATO and Partners” in Kyiv on June 9-10, 2016.The meeting was held with the support of NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.
Since the beginning of the violence on the territory of Ukraine NATO began to work on the elaboration of collective response to the methods of hybrid war. In turn, the partner countries beyond the Alliance’s eastern flank, particularly Ukraine, have to adapt their security and defense strategies to respond to these new threats. During the three sessions of the GMF seminar Ukrainian experts and officials have discussed with foreign colleagues a number of tools and mechanisms to improve the security situation in Ukraine and in the whole region. In particular, the following questions were raised: What are the key challenges to border security in Ukraine and how should they be addressed? What lessons can be learned from Ukraine’s experience to prevent hybrid tactics from comprising borders in other countries? How could border security in Ukraine be further enhanced? How can NATO cooperate with the Ukrainian military and border patrol authorities on enabling more effective response to border challenges on Ukraine’s eastern frontier?
Oleksandr Lytvynenko, Deputy Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, and Alyona Getmanchuk, Director of the Institute of World Policy
Eka Tkeshelashvili, President of Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies, Ihor Dolhov, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, and Jan Pieklo, Director of the Polish-Ukranian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI)
Vasyl Servatiuk, First Deputy Head of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
Andrew Tesoriere, Head of Mission of the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine
Michał Baranowski, Director of the Warsaw Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
Michael Gaul, Senior Advisor of Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
Photos: Vlad Manzhos