Throughout a year hundreds
of kilometres of the defensive structures along the state border between
Ukraine and Russia have been built. The cost of the European Rampart project was
reduced fourfold, the project of construction of border
facilities has become modern and cost-effective. This was announced by Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a Government meeting on Wednesday,
The Head of
Government reminded that a year ago the Cabinet of Ministers had decided to launch
a project to tighten security along the entire state border between Ukraine and
Russia: "Every independent state must control and protect its
territory". From that time, the European Rampart has undergone drastic changes, first of all, the Government has reduced its value fourfold
- from UAH 18 billion to almost UAH 4 billion.
noted that during the year the effectiveness of control over the state line had
been significantly improved, both engineering facilities had been erected and a
system of electronic control over the state border installed. The Prime
Minister promised to visit the site together with the Chairman of the State Border
Service, "as we always do it once in three month."
Ukraine will construct the state border with the Russian Federation, and it
will be a tangible area, which will deprive Russian-led terrorists of an
opportunity to freely cross the Ukrainian-Russian state border, to deliver
weapons, to travel illegally. And Ukraine will do everything to defend its
territory", accentuated the Prime Minister. "The state budget envisages
appropriate funding. And the decision to create the state company to construct the
state border facilities has proved to be correct," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
"Following the approved blueprint,
we are building the European Rampart and doing everything to ensure that
Ukraine is secure, every citizen of the country should be aware that the State Border
Service, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are defending the Ukrainian territory, and
we have done everything possible to isolate ourselves from an aggressor state,
which is the Russian Federation", stressed the Prime Minister.