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PM sees reinforcement of state border as not only an issue of national security but our dig
20.10.2014 | 10:50
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

"If a state doesn’t possess its state border - it cannot defend itself and has no key features of the territorial integrity and sovereignty," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in the program "Events of the week" on TV channel "Ukraine on Sunday, October 19.

He underlined that for more than 20 years of independence "no government has managed to build the state border."

According to him, nobody will give us the visa-free regime with the European Union if there is no border: "This means illegal immigration, reconnaissance and sabotage groups that easily cross the state border, because it simply doesn’t exist. This means the transit of arms and radioactive materials, easy movement of terrorists and the main thing – it is a danger to a state. "

"That's why we are to build the state border, we will control our territory," the Prime Minister said.

According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the state border in a form that provides the project "The Wall" or "The European Rampart" will serve as the first line of defense: "It is clear that there is no boundary that can stop an army. So this is not its purpose. Its purpose is to form the first line of defense and to enable the regular army to come to the rescue. "

"This is not merely an issue of border, this is a matter of national security as well as our dignity," Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated.



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