An assistant to Head of State Border Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodyan stated that on March 1, Ukraine resumed construction of the so-called "Wall" on the Russian-Ukrainian border.
According to him, since the beginning of March, workers laid about 500 meters of ditches bringing the total to 4.5 kilometers since the start of the year. They have also installed 120 meters of Yegoza-type fences for a total of 6 km since the start of the year. 1200 meters of road has been prepared. In Zolochiv district of the Kharkiv region, the works to set up video surveillance systems have been launched.
Slobodyan said that construction is also being carried out in Luhansk region. The draft budget for 2019 provides 400 million hryvnia or $14 million for the construction of the Wall. The program will run until 2021. From 2015 to 2018, the project was funded with 1.3 billion hryvnia or $48 million.
Earlier it was reported that the project is 47% complete. The total area of the border with Russia is 2,300 kilometers. The estimated total cost of the construction of 1 km of the border is about 2.5 million UAH or about $55,000.