Citizen Protection minister in Evros
He will be accompanied by chief of Hellenic Police, Lieutenant General Constantine Skoumas, and will be briefed on the "Akritas" plan to guard the borders with Türkiye and build an extension of 140 kilometers to the border fence, currently 37.5 km long.
Theodorikakos will start his tour from the regional center of the airport, travel to Feres, meet with special units and police officials, as well as with regional and local officials. He will make statements to the press at Poros and then pay a visit to Outpost 126, where the new extension of the border fence is scheduled to begin. He will also visit the Evros islet where 38 migrants were stranded in August.
Migrant flows in the past few months has also worsened, he said, compared to 2020, and Greece faces repeated waves of people trying to enter the country along the Evros River borers. "If police had not done its job properly, over 35,000 undocumented migrants would have entered the country in August alone," he said.