Estonia to send 2 patrol boats and 20 border guards to Greece

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Estonia is ready to send two patrol boats and twenty border guards to Greece to counter the migratory pressure from Turkey, Estonia’s Minister of the Interior Mart Helme announced.

Helme’s statement comes after Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, decided to send emergency aid to Greece to secure the EU’s borders.

“Frontex estimates the sea border needs more effective surveillance, and Estonia is ready to send Greece an additional patrol boat with a four-member crew and extend the period of service of a patrol boat already in the area,” Helme said.

“In addition, Estonia is ready to deploy 20 experts to the region to support Greece in guarding the external border,” he concluded.