Ukraine to increase number of posts on border with Russia

14:40, 12 August 2017
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Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGSU) Petro Tsyhykal says that the SBGSU intends to increase the number of border posts, bringing the distance between them in line with the European standards, while focusing on the borders with Russia, Belarus and Transnistria, according to the online newspaper ZN.UA

"We plan to strengthen our units between the border guard departments, which are located directly on the border line, creating the corresponding border posts at a distance of at least 15-20 kilometers, according to the European standards," Tsyhykal said on Ukrainian television as reported by ZN.UA.

Read alsoEnemy anti-aircraft system destroyed in Donbas thanks to UAV fire spotting He also noted that today the distance between the border posts ranges from 30 km to 100 km or even more, which complicates the border protection.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian President Putin on August 10 introduced a draft federal law to the State Duma that would allow the Russian Federation to use air defense systems on the border of Belarus with the EU and Ukraine.

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