The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov believes the real restoration of control over the uncontrollable land border with Russia in the occupied districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts during 2017.
He said this on 17 January the Board of the state border service, the press service of the interior Ministry.
According to Avakov, «in 2017 the challenge will be to reach an internationally recognized state border of Ukraine at the Donbass, and in the future – even the Crimea.»
This process will be to engage the police guards, judicial authorities, but first sent two guards, said the interior Minister.
According to him, the key task of border guards for this year is fully ready to take the state border under control.
«It’s not my propaganda statements or some kind of obsession. It is a reality that we will soon have to face, and the state of rasschityvat on your willingness to take decisive action and will to bring this process», – said Avakov.
According to the head of the interior Ministry, «it will not be a long-term mission, after the development of the plan and the establishment of the task for two weeks it will be necessary to provide control over the state border».
Recall, Ukraine insists that the political part of Minsk agreements, including the holding of elections in the occupied territories can be implemented after the closed border with Russia and withdraw all Russian forces from the territory of Donbas.
In an effort to block the border with Russia in September 2014 at the time the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced the beginning of the project «the Wall». In June of the same year, the Cabinet approved the project, which costs about $ 150 million.
At the end of 2015, the head of the state border service of Ukraine Viktor Nazarenko reported that the implementation of the project «the Wall» focuses on the territory of Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions. By the end of 2016 in the Kharkiv region have already completed half the work, and in the Luhansk region such work is just getting started.
Avakov said the real to regain control of the border with Russia for 2 weeks 17.01.2017