Finland will send to the Mediterranean a further contribution, as well as take part in military training in Iraq in fight against terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG), reports broadcaster.
It is specified that at present in the Mediterranean during the operation of the EU in combating illegal migration are already eight Finnish officers. The number will be increased to a maximum of 20 people.
they say that the decision about this for the last working day of the week was taken by the leader Sauli niinist? and the Ministerial Commission of the government on foreign and security policy. At the meeting they also discussed the situation in Ukraine and the middle East, reports broadcaster.
"Finland participates in international operation against ISIS by training soldiers in Northern Iraq," reports Yle.
Naval operation of the European Union on the battle with the carriers of illegal migrants in the Mediterranean sea, originally bore the code name EUNAVFOR Med, currently referred to as " Sophia ".
The EU on 22 June officially launched the first phase EUNAVFOR Med providing for the deployment in international waters of ships, airships and unmanned aerial vehicles that collect information on carriers of illegal migrants from Africa to the shores of the European Union. The second phase of the operation, in addition to the arrest of smugglers and seizure of Their ships, aimed at the inspection in international waters suspicious ships following without flag, and those ships for inspection, which will give the consent of the state whose flag they are moving. For the third phase, during which EU vessels intend to operate in the territorial waters of Libya, the consent of the Libyan authorities and the UN security Council resolution.
according to the final data frontier of the EU Agency " FRONTEX ", in the first nine months of 2015 on the platform of the countries of the European Union profit of more than 710 thousand workers. The European Commission said that the current migration crisis in the world is the largest since the Second world war.