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Estonian expert joins the team of the EU civilian mission in Ukraine

1. April 2019 - 15:52

Today, 1 April, Estonian expert Ilmar Kahro takes up his duties as an advisor on public relations and strategic communication at the EU mission EUAM Ukraine. The Estonian expert is posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

EUAM Ukraine is an advisory mission of the European Union that aims to facilitate the reform of the civilian security sector of Ukraine. The mission was launched in 2014 and will help Ukraine reform its civilian security sector, including the police and rule of law. The mission supervises and advises the relevant Ukrainian authorities in developing updated security strategies and their subsequent application. Estonia has been participating in the mission since its inception.

Ilmar Kahro has studied journalism and communication at the University of Tartu and has extensive experience working in the field of communication. He most recently worked at the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board as a senior spokesman.

Estonia is cooperating with international organisations and allies in crisis prevention and civilian crisis management missions, which enables us to help strengthen stability and democratic values in Europe and the wider world. Participating in international missions is a valuable opportunity for Estonian experts to gain professional experience and help fulfil the foreign policy aims of Estonia.

Estonia’s most important ongoing civilian missions of the European Union are EUAM Ukraine, EUMM Georgia, EUPOL COPPS in the Palestinian territories and EUCAP Sahel Mali. A total of 9 experts posted by Estonia are participating in various international civilian missions.

Additional information:
Sandra Kamilova
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
+372 5667 5362

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