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, 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.
As we reported before, Vice Prime Minister, First Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Delegation at the Trilateral Contact Group Oleksiy Reznikov believes that Russia needs Crimea for presence in the Black Sea and Donbas to keep Crimea