State border service, OSCE draft plan to return control over border with Russia if Minsk accords fulfilled
Ukraine's State Border Service and OSCE have jointly drafted a step-by-step plan to return control over the border with Russia if Minsk agreements are fulfilled, Head of the State Border Service Viktor Nazarenko has said.
"There is a plan. We do not hide that it exists. This is our goal to return control over the border. Ukraine does not control 409.3 kilometers of the state border," he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
Nazarenko said that this is the idea of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. There is a possibility of involving the OSCE police mission and gradually under Minsk agreements to restore control over the section of the border with Russia that is not under control now.
He expressed hope that the Minsk process this year would help to be closer to the issue of restoring Ukraine's territorial integrity.