Ukrainian, Russian border guards will soon hold meeting – Poroshenko
KYIV, October 20 /Ukriform/. Resumption of Ukrainian control over the state border of Ukraine is one of key moments of the Peaceful Plan and the Minsk Protocol.
President Petro Poroshenko said about this during a working visit to Cherkasy region, the presidential press service informs.
“One of the most important tasks in its history was imposed on the State Border Guard Service – jointly with international observers from the OSCE to resume control over the whole line of the state border at the most problem points on the Ukrainian-Russian border,” he said in his speech to border guards at the training center of the State Border Guard Service.
Poroshenko noted importance of holding in the nearest future of a meeting with heads of border guard agencies of Russia regarding resumption of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border, about which he came to an agreement with Putin in Milan.
Protection of the border, the President noted, is not reduced to the military security issues, but envisages fighting with contraband, and in this border guards demonstrate positive movements recently. “I hope that the times of smuggling business partnership among customs officer, border guard and criminal irrevocably became a thing of the past,” he said.
The President stressed that much has been already done for re-equipment of the State Border Guard Service with equipment and technology. We are talking about large-caliber sniper rifles, heavy and portable grenade launchers, MANPADS Igla, anti-aircraft installations and different caliber machine guns, armored personnel carriers, KrAZ trucks and armored Cougars.