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Ukraine needs over $600 million to equip entire border with modern means of protection

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine has already agreed with the US to allocate $20 million to meet its urgent needs
12:37, 12 January 2022

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Ukraine needs 17 billion UAH ($619,152,240) to equip the entire border with modern means of protection and monitoring as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Mary Akopyan reported.

"We budgeted 900 million hryvnias ($32,778,648) for the equipment of the border in 2022. We need about 17 billion UAH ($619,152,240) to equip the entire perimeter. But, of course, we do not want and cannot rely solely on budgetary funds, so now we are closely cooperating in this direction with our international partners," Akopyan said.

Related: US, EU discuss Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border

According to her, Ukraine has already reached an agreement with the USA on the allocation of $20 million for urgent needs. Negotiations are also underway with the British side to strengthen the border.

"We have already reached an agreement with the U.S. that they will allocate $20 million to us for our urgent needs. We are also negotiating with the British side to strengthen the border. We already have an agreement with the EU to earmark funds for the current crisis. We have an international technical project with the EU, Integrated Border Management. The first phase of this initiative is now underway, but there is a strategic agreement on the introduction of the second phase: we are talking about an additional 50 million euros or so," the deputy said.

Related: Russia launches large-scale live fire drills next to Ukraine's border

As we reported, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has already made almost 2,000 coils of barbed wire for installation on the border with Belarus on its own facilities.

 

 

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