The construction works of the wall located on the state border between Ukraine and Russia are over by 40 percent. This is mentioned in the response of Ukraine's State Border Guard to the requests of StateWatch, the expert organization.
"As of May 26, 2020, the engineering works of Ukraine-Russia state border are complete by 40 percent", reads the message.
This year, the government allocated more than 14 million dollars for construction of the wall; almost two million is spent by now.
Earlier, the State Border Guard of Ukraine sent the interested central executive bodies a draft of Cabinet of Ministers' decree amending the Action Plan for the Wall, which envisages completion of construction on the border with the Russian Federation in 2025. This is stated in the letter of the State Border Service at the request of the StateWatch expert organization. Border guards explain the need to extend the deadlines for the implementation of the action plan for the engineering and technical arrangement of the Russian-Ukrainian border with reduced funding, as well as an increase in the cost of construction materials, work and services.
In 2014, the-then Ukrainian Premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced the beginning of the construction of a physical border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. The construction was supposed to be completed in 2018, but the deadlines were extended to 2021. Now it is planned to postpone the implementation of the Wall project for another 4 years, that is, by 2025.