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Systems for border control from the United States have arrived to Ukrainian customs and will soon be installed at the Ukrainian border. The systems have been granted within a program of military aid for Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

The equipment is set to provide border surveillance and is enhanced with information exchange system. These technologies are automated and allow avoiding the human factor.

The project starts from Ukraine's sea border, said Roman Romanov, General Director of Ukroboronprom state-owned company speaking at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

According to Loretta Sanchez, member of the U.S. House of Representatives who is dealing with the issue in the U.S., Washington highly estimates capacities of Ukrainian professionals to quickly adjust the U.S. technologies and be developing their own based on them. The U.S. will thus be emphasizing training as well as sharing experience and technologies with Ukraine.

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"I would like to reassure everybody that there are many of us in Congress who are keeping an eye and working towards helping Ukraine and the rest of Europe to ensure that the aggressive posture that we have seen from Mr. Putin does not go unchecked," Sanchez emphasized.

According to Romanov, cooperation with the U.S. over the project foresees three stages: supply of ready-to-operate systems and their assembling in Ukraine by Ukroboronprom professionals, passing technologies to the Ukrainian side, and production of systems by Ukrainian companies. Ukroboronprom's production capacities in Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil and Kyiv will be utilized.

"We have been observing how NATO-states and European countries develop their skills," Sanchez added, as quoted by 112.ua. "We have added Ukraine to the list of these countries, assuming that it has a huge potential in manufacturing short-range cruise missiles for the needs of all European states. I see prospects in Ukraine-US cooperation concerning particular element of the military sector", Sanchez pointed out.

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