Border guards’ key task in 2017: getting ready for taking control of state border in Donbas


This year’s major challenge is to reach the internationally recognized state border of Ukraine in the Donbas and, further on, in Crimea. This will involve the police, national guards, judicial authorities, but first of all border guards.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said today during a meeting at the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

According to him, the key task of border guards for this year is getting prepared for taking control of the state border.

“It is not a kind of propaganda message or an idee fixe. This is the reality that will face us soon and the state relies on your readiness to take decisive actions and the will to ensure the process,” Avakov said.

Avakov stressed it will not be a long-term mission, since after the development of a plan and assignment of tasks, it will have to take no more than two weeks to ragain control of the state border.

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