Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk predicts the end of the arrangement of the whole area of the Russian-Ukrainian border before the end of 2018.
"Provided, that the work will be completed before the end of 2018 ", - said Yatsenyuk on the results of the inspection the management of the boundary in the international checkpoint "sen'kivka" in the Chernihiv region, reports RIA " Novosti ".
According to the Prime Minister, for the total Cost of the project is 4 billion hryvnia (194 million dollars), of which 2, 5 billion (U.S. $ 121 million) will focus on the establishment of electronic means of capturing, 1, 5 billion (72 million dollars) will be spent on construction work. For the construction of borders in the 2014-2015 year already spent 160 million hryvnia (7, 7 million). This money, As explained by Yatsenyuk, came from international financial assistance. As noted the head of government, the construction of the border designed to protect against penetration into Ukraine of subversive groups, as well as on trafficking in persons, arms and illegal turnover of narcotic substances. Yatsenyuk added that the project on construction of the border focuses on the electronic system of surveillance over the border: it provides, in the 1st turn, the ability to identify violators by all means and methods four electronic identification Both on the ground and from the air, and among them involving unmanned aerial vehicles. All recorded electronic data to come to the operator, who decides How to act in this or another situation, or to prevent illegal infiltration across the border. First it was claimed that Kiev has decided to spend on the construction of the border with Russia about 200 million dollars. In early autumn, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said about the start of the project " the Wall ". Later, As stated by the media, he made the initiative to rename the project " European Val ". Head of international Affairs of the State Duma Alexei Pushkov criticized the project of the Kiev authorities on the construction of the Ukrainian-Russian border, saying that Ukraine risks being between 2 " walls ". Pushkov also said that the aim of the Ukrainian project "the Wall" is the theft of public money. In November Advisor of the President of Ukraine Yuri Biryukov said that the construction of a full-scale demarcation of structures at the border line with Russia requires a lot of money, which is not in the budget.