Ukraine allocates $6.5 million to strengthen border with Belarus

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated 175 million hryvnias ($6.5 million) [for] the border with Belarus….

UAH 66.9 million ($2.5 million) will be provided to the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) from the special fund, and UAH 108.1 million ($4 million) will go to the National Guard.

It is noted that today on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border there is a real threat of armed attacks….

…3,098 border guards and 859 National Guardsmen were involved in the first wave, and 390 units of equipment were involved. 1,555 border guards, 193 units of military equipment, 6,993 units of the National Guard and more than 100 units of military equipment are planned to be involve[d] in the second and third waves.

He also noted that Ukraine will…allow [border guards] to open fire.