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KIEV, August 19. /TASS/. Ukraine has completed all preparation procedures for the unilateral development of infrastructure on the state border with Russia, the deputy head of the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service told a government meeting on Wednesday.
"To date, 180 kilometers of anti-tank ditches and 897 trenches have been dug [along the border with Russia], 546 kilometers of fortifications [have been built], 39 kilometers of barbed wire has been erected, 175 trench shelters have been built and 6 new watch towers have been installed," Vasily Servatyuk said.
According to Servatyuk, "44 watch towers will be installed , 7 new units and a quick response military office will be deployed [in 2015]." "In general, before the end of the year the state border in the Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions will be equipped with the use of the budget funds," he said.
Servatyuk noted that of the 300 million hryvnia ($13,5 million) allocated from the national budget this year, 139 million hryvnia ($6,3 million) had been received and more than 11 million hryvnia ($500,000) had been utilized.