Frontex to Aid Romania by deploying 150 officers on the Border with Ukraine

Romanian authorities have requested authorities from Romania to ask the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) to help the country in helping the Ukrainian people fleeing from the conflict that is raging.

Frontex to Aid Romania by deploying 150 officers on the Border with Ukraine

Romanian authorities have requested authorities from Romania to ask the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) to help the country in helping the Ukrainian people fleeing from the conflict that is raging.

In a press release released on the 2nd of March by Frontex Frontex's executive director Fabrice Leggeri revealed that he's decided to send this extra support to Romania.

According to Frontex the agency, more than 150 agents will be dispatched to the Romanian border along with 45 patrol cars as well as other tools.

A large portion of the officers is already out on the road since they are transferred to the frontier area. However, the first officers are scheduled to be arriving in the operational area on March 4.

Frontex Permanent corps members will support authorities from Romania. Romanian authorities in the processing of the huge amount of people who cross the border with Ukraine while carrying out other tasks in connection with border control.

"Frontex already is a partner with Romania within the context of an ongoing operation to secure the land border at the EU's border with its external land (operation Terra) which takes place across 12 EU Member States and encompasses 62 border crossings. The reinforcement is as part of that ongoing process,"

Frontex has also stated that it is currently in discussions with additional Member States neighbouring Ukraine to provide them with total support through the sending of personnel and equipment.

In the meantime, the agency is currently looking for ways to assist non-Ukrainian citizens who have fled from the conflict zone and are seeking a return trip to their country of origin.

In the past, in the release of a press statement on February 28th in the European Border and Coast Guard Agency has stated that it is monitoring what is happening in Ukraine as well as its border with the EU Members States and has stated that it is prepared to offer assistance.

Over half a million have sought refuge abroad in the initial five days following the Russian invasion of Ukraine which includes EU member states such as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania which share a border with Ukraine.

Furthermore, Moldova and Romania have disclosed that around 26,000 refugees have landed in the respective nations.

On March 1 there were 38.461 Ukrainian citizens who had travelled to Romania and in some instances, they had to wait for nearly 20 hours for entry into the country.

While in Moldova there are a lot of Ukrainian citizens who have entered the country has reached 65 391, and it took just 24 hours to cross the border from Ukraine. In the same way, Hungary is starting preparations for Ukrainian refugees, and around 600,000 will be enlisted to Hungary's Hungarian Defence Forces.


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