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Prime Minister to the new Head of the SBGS: Ukraine needs a strong border security, an effective struggle against smuggling and high-quality service for citizens
10.08.2017 | 15:32

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) should spare no efforts to ensure the security of the state border, an effective fight against smuggling and high-quality service for citizens and the Government, for its part, is committed to provide maximum support in order to achieve the said goals. This statement was issued by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the course of the meeting with the newly appointed Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Petro Tsyhykal and Viktor Nazarenko, advisor to the President of Ukraine, former head of the SBGS.

«The strong border security, an effective fight against smuggling are overriding priorities for the Government - because we have to produce competitive products and it is impossible to do it without an effective border control as well as without a high-quality service. It is of critical importance that our citizens, especially after the introduction of a visa-free regime with the EU, could normally cross the state border», Volodymyr Groysman claimed.

He recalled that the launched "New Face of the Border" project, which envisages the reform of the border guard units and the recruitment of new employees will enable the country to enhance the quality of service delivery at the border. "I would very much like the" New Face of the Border "program to be developed in the future in order to ensure that both guests of the country and Ukrainian citizens feel respect and normal attitude from the Border Guard Service," the Prime Minister urged.

In a separate statement Volodymyr Groysman noted the Cabinet of Ministers  of Ukraine will back positive changes in the work of the border guards by means of technical re-equipment of border crossing points, increasing budget funding of the SBGS  as well as through the implementation of related projects, in particular the construction of roads and infrastructure at the borders.



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