The State Border Guard Service continues to improve engineering settings of the state border within provided funds. This was reported by the press service of the Border Service.
This year conditions at team sites improved essentially and video technical control systems appeared, according to the State Border Service. “We built more than 250 km of antitank trench, 40 km of a trace strip, over 110 km of belt roads and 75 km of security fencing, installed observation towers for funds provided in 2015-2016. Also we established team sites for personnel, security fencing for passengers at border crossing points, purchased technical equipment, deployed video technical control systems etc. Also four mobile remote weapon stations “Triton” were purchased. Right now we are working on improving the level of technical aspect of border security”, the message says.
$8 million will be allocated for modernization this year, $4.5 million of which are already on the Border Service’s account, it is also noted in the message.
In August 2015 the State Border Service announced completion of preparations for a unilateral border demarcation with Russia. 230 km of anti-tank ditches were constructed in Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions, in 2016 the works are underway at the joint of Kharkiv and Luhansk regions.
Totally, 115.2 km of anti-tank facilities, 82 km lateral roads, 417 km of control strips, 10 km 750 m obstacle were build during 2014 - 2015. The cost of the project is 4 billion UAH, which equals to 160 million dollars.n Though the MP from the "Samopomich" Olena Sotnyk published on her Facebook page the photos of the demarcation constructions on the Ukrainian- Russian border in Kharkiv region - project called "European Wall". On the photos the construction looks a gardern grating.