Lithuanian Border Guards and the Ministry of Environment have signed a cooperation agreement under which they will exchange information

Border guards and environmentalists have signed a cooperation agreement under which they will exchange information, carry out joint operations and other measures, provide each other with official assistance and organize projects and events.

Such a document was confirmed by the head of the SBGS, General Rustamas Liubajevas, and the Director of the Department of Environmental Protection under the Ministry of Environment, Olga Vėbrienė, on Wednesday at the SBGS central office in Vilnius.

The purpose of this agreement is to enable joint activities of the SBGS border teams and structural structural state control units of the Department of Environmental Protection, to coordinate joint actions to effectively prevent state border protection and environmental protection (including use of natural resources, waste cargo transportation in the European Community); , imports), animals of protected species, control of acquisition / movement documents and other areas).

Border guards will enable environmentalists to monitor the environment using the available SBGS air, land and water vehicles and monitoring equipment, taking into account the technical possibilities, in order to ensure effective detection of violations of environmental legislation. In addition, the SBGS and environmentalists will provide each other with information on identified violations of environmental protection legislation and possible state border protection legislation, and will take joint measures in the regions.

The Department of Environmental Protection will, as far as possible, devote its officials and technical means to participate in joint inspections and when it comes to strengthening state border protection. In addition, border guards will be encouraged to become freelance environmental inspectors.

If environmentalists receive a request from the State Border Commissioner, they will be involved in assessing the environmental damage caused by the border incident.