Border Guard Service announces strengthening borders protection

Source : 112 Ukraine

This issue will have to be agreed with the country’s authorities
12:39, 7 August 2017

Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service head Petro Tsyhykal announced strengthening guards’ units at the border, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“If we talk about the main tasks it’s tactical strengthening of the units at the border. At the moment, our units have, according to experts, very vast areas of responsibility. It’s very hard to organize service in such areas. That’s why we are planning to increase our presence there and deploy new units,” he said.

According to Tsyhykal, this issue will have to be agreed with the country’s authorities as it demands certain financial investment.

“Today such a need exists in the eastern sector, taking into account Russia's military aggression and on the western border in connection with the activities of organized criminal groups,” Tsyhykal explained.

This system also includes the activation of activities of district inspectors on the second line of the border, according to him.

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“If we consider the system of border protection as a whole, then on the first line we have border patrols, and on the second line - inspectors. We plan that inspectors should be trained specialists who undergo additional training in our academy. Their task is to work with the local population to prevent crimes: work with young people, in schools, at local meetings. That is, the district inspector should live the life of the community, who lives on the border line,” he added.

As it was reported earlier Parliament will consider tougher criminalization of illegal crossing of Ukrainian border. Ukrainian MPs Iryna Lutsenko and Artur Gerasymov registered respective bill in the Parliament.

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