The Ukrainian Government adopted a Target Program on Development and Reconstruction of the State Border by 2015, evaluated at 7 bln. UAH (1 USD - 5.05 UAH). The Program provides for building of 262 new check points and reconstruction of the 123 old ones. Besides, within the framework of near-boundary cooperation with Russia it is expected to open 144 local border crossings, the Cabinet’s press office informs.

According to Deputy Head Pavlo Shysholin of the State Border Guard Service, Ukraine mainly uses its own funds in the Program's implementation, as well as 727.8 mln. UAH of international technical assistance within implementation of sectoral cooperation programs with the European Union and the U.S. Government.

The Program covers measures for development of land and sea state border.

This is the first Government's systemic instrument intended to create border security system, Shysholin pointed out.

Total length of the Ukrainian state border is equal to 7,200 km.


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