Turkish, Ukrainian coastal guard to patrol Black Sea together

Turkish, Ukrainian coastal guard to patrol Black Sea together
The units of the coastal guard of Ukraine and Turkey will be patrolling the Black Sea together. Arsen Avakov, Ukraine's interior minister and the head of Turkish Coast Guard Ahmet Kendir reached the respective agreement.
Avakov admitted that the sides have been working on the mechanisms of monitoring and rapid response, joint groups and the exchange of information. 'This will considerably increase our presence in the Black Sea', he said.
In September, the meetings of Ukrainian and Turkish colleagues will take place in Kyiv and Odesa.
The border guard services of the two countries refreshed the bilateral agreements in this area.
According to Head of Ukraine's State Border Guard Oleg Tsyhykal, maritime security squads and Navy officers of Ukraine and Turkey conduct joint drills and counteract the illegal activity of poachers in the Black Sea waters.
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