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 Three lines of defense to be created on the border with Russia – Governor

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First strongholds in the Kharkiv region will appear May 1, 2015.

According to Censor.NET, this was stated by chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Ihor Rainin in an interview with Channel 24.

He stated that the first line will be a part of "The Wall" project, while the second will be created by units of the Defense Ministry.

The third line will be a part of the Fort Soniachnyi fortification at the intersection of the Kharkiv beltway and the Belgorod highway. Its construction is scheduled to be completed by April 25. "Such facilities will possibly be constructed in other areas in coordination with the General Staff within the territorial defense," Rainin said.

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The governor said that first strongholds will appear in the Kharkiv region by May 1: "31 objects will be built on territory bordering with armed hostilities, i.e. the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. In general, each region is conducting construction along the line of fire. Most is being built by the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kharkiv regions due to their abilities. The Kharkiv region was commissioned to build 31 platoon strong points in the Luhansk region. The Ministry of Defense commissioned us to build such facilities near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska and Popasna. These are serious areas. We plan that by May 1 the Kharkiv region will be the first to build and put into operation a military engineering structure - a fortified point in sector M," he saif.

Rainin noted that 31 strong points are to be built for budget funds with the money allocated by the Cabinet. There is a government decree, according to which almost 900 million hryvnia is to be allocated for all 300 engineering objects along the demarcation line.

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"The funds have been allocated, but the procedure of using budgetary funds is quite extensive. At present, they are not in the accounts of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. But all the construction companies of the Kharkiv region are working in the red. None of them refused. And it characterizes the increase in patriotism. Currently five to seven million hryvnia worth of work has been conducted," he said.

The head of the region said that the authorities encountered difficulties with the construction of "The Wall" due to the fact that the border lands are privately owned.

 
 
 
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