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Lithuania to allocate €400 thousand for the purchase of metal detectors for Ukrainian schools

The Lithuanian government is ready to provide €400,000 to support the Ukrainian Education Security Service’s project to equip schools with metal detectors.
Agnė Bilotaitė, the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. Photo via the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Lithuania to allocate €400 thousand for the purchase of metal detectors for Ukrainian schools

Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Ihor Klymenko met with the heads of the Interior Ministries of the Baltic States – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia – in Lviv, as reported by Ukraine’s Ministry for Internal Affairs.

Main points of discussions covered the issue of security amid the growing number of hostile attacks on civilian and critical infrastructure in Ukraine. The parties also discussed the issues of Ukraine’s landmine pollution, border security, creation of a safe educational environment, migration and arms trafficking control.

During the meeting, the head of the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė noted that her country is ready to provide 400,000 euros for the procurement of metal detectors for educational institutions, as well as to help with the rehabilitation of the Ukrainian soldiers.

“First and foremost, we are here to send you a clear message – we will be there for you until your victory. This is a great opportunity to see with our own eyes everything that is happening in your country, including the crimes of the Russian army in your once peaceful towns and villages. Please be assured that we support you and stand by your side as you fight for our common values,” said the Lithuanian Minister of the Interior.

Security officers in educational institutions

These additional metal detectors will be put to use in special security projects related to educational institutions in Ukraine, one of which is the project “Educational Security Officers.”

As noted by Ukrinform, this project is being implemented in Ukraine at the initiative of the state leadership and with the participation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science, and the National Police.

The aim of this project is to provide a police officer with additional specialized training, who will become responsible for the safety of children. This position was created to protect children in the war and to create a fully-fledged security environment after its completion, as noted by Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

”We are introducing changes that will allow us to involve the security police in enhancing security in Ukrainian schools. In the near future, 500 police officers will serve in educational institutions. They will ensure law enforcement and interaction with school administrations,” said Shmyhal.

According to Shmyhal, together with the creation of safe and comfortable shelters, this is one of the key elements of improving the safety of the educational process.

The educational security officers will first be put to work in educational institutions close to the frontline and the Russian and Belarusian borders.

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