The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated 21 million hryvnias ($793,000) to the State Border Guard Service for engineering and technical arrangement of the state border in order to strengthen the state's defense capabilities, the government portal reports.
It is noted that the funds will be allocated from the reserve fund of the state budget and will be used to purchase raw materials for the production of spiral barbed tape of the Yegoza type in order to protect the state border of Ukraine.
"Sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state, security of citizens are the main tasks of the government. Therefore, it is extremely important to timely implement measures for engineering and technical arrangement of the state border, creating the necessary conditions for detecting and stopping its illegal crossing," First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko stated.
As it was reported, large-scale exercises are planned on the border with Belarus with the participation of units of all law enforcement agencies, territorial defense and civic groups. Military men will also strengthen border protection.