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 State Border Guard Service and OSCE developed plan to regain control over border with Russia, - Nazarenko

The State Border Guard Service together with the OSCE developed a step by step plan to return control over the Ukrainian section of the border with Russia in the case of implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Head of the State Border Guard Service Viktor Nazarenko said on 112 TV Channel, Censor.NET reports.

"The plan exists and we do not deny it. Our goal is to regain control over the border. 409,3 km of the state border are not controlled by Ukraine at the moment," he said.

According to Nazarenko, the idea of President Poroshenko is to draw the OSCE police mission and gradually regain control over the uncontrolled part of the border on the basis of the Minsk agreements.

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"At the first stage we want to ensure border control by the OSCE armed police mission, then create a demilitarized zone along the border, which would only be attended by representatives of the OSCE and technical personnel operating the modern technical means, such as video surveillance and drones," head of the State Border Guard Service said.

According to him, points of border crossings should be determined first; then the appropriate level of social order should be provided; finally, transition to a new stage should be implemented with a gradual transfer of the border areas under the state control of Ukraine.

"The option exists, and it is quite realistic. If Russia demonstrates political will, Ukraine will be ready to regain control over the border in collaboration with the OSCE mission. This will give an opportunity to minimize what is now happening there, that is the transfer of weapons and ammunition," Nazarenko said.
He also expressed hope that the Minsk process will make the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine significantly closer this year.

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