Director of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine Vadym Melnyk, Director of the Financial Crimes Investigation Service of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania Antoni Mikulskis, Head of the State Tax Inspectorate at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania Edita Janusiene and Director General of the State Revenue Service Ieva Jaunzeme signed memoranda of strategic partnership and cooperation in the field of economic security.
The meeting took place on May 23, 2022 in Vilnius. The participants of the tripartite meeting discussed issues of cooperation in combating economic crimes in the tax and customs spheres, combating financial fraud, economic cybercrime, money laundering.
In the memoranda, the representatives of Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia provided for participation, in compliance with international and national law, in joint investigations, special operations aimed at protecting the economic interests of each state. They also declared their intentions to exchange information, experience, provide consultations, and provide mutual support during the processing of requests. During the visit to Vilnius, Vadym Melnyk also attended to the Customs Department at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania. Potential directions of the strategic partnership were discussed at the meeting with Director General Darius Zvironas.
Relevant agreements have been reached with representatives of Lithuania and Latvia on the organization of a special training program for analysts of the Bureau.
“ESBU systematically works at the international level. So far, we have initiated and are awaiting responses from the competent authorities on 44 draft memoranda of strategic partnership and cooperation. A similar document was recently signed by the ESBU and the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. And now - Lithuania and Latvia. I thank my colleagues for the meeting and cooperation, "said Vadym Melnyk.