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Translated by Ollie Richardson


In Ukraine over the past two years more than 250 km of anti-tank ditches were excavated on the border with the Russian Federation. This was reported by the press center of the State Border Service of Ukraine (SBSU) on Thursday, November 10th.

In total the SBSU allocated over the past year 400 million hryvnias for enforcement of the border with Russia in the Chernigov and Kharkov regions. For the allocated funds, in addition to the installation of anti-tank ditches, 40 km of control-surveillance lines were built, over 110 km of lateral roads and 75 km of protective fencing.

In addition, observation towers have been established and four “Triton” light armoured personnel carriers were acquired. Strongholds for staff and protective constructions for passengers at check points were also equipped.

By the end of 2016 the border guards has in their plans the completion of work in the Kharkov region and the beginning in Lugansk. For this 200 million hryvnia was allocated from the budget, of which 120 million are already in the accounts of the SBSU.

Earlier the border guards reported about the failure of the “wall” project.

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