US Authorities Deliver Engineering Vehicles, Equipment to Ukraine Border Service

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Ukraine's State Border Guard Service announced Tuesday it had received engineering equipment worth $3 million from the United States, which is to be presented by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt to Ukrainian authorities on October 8.

KIEV, October 7 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine's State Border Guard Service announced Tuesday it had received engineering equipment worth $3 million from the United States, which is to be presented by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt to Ukrainian authorities on October 8.

"During the meeting, the engineering vehicles, equipment and other types of assistance valued at more than $3 million, which has been delivered by the US authorities to the border service, will be presented," Ukrainian State Border Guard Service said in a statement.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said a month ago that if necessary, Kiev will ramp up its border fortifications with Russia. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk later announced the construction of a "real border with the Russian Federation," the project, known as "The Wall," was expected to be finished in six months.

On Saturday, Poroshenko said that Ukrainian military personnel completed 80 percent of the construction works on border fortifications in the east of the country.

Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, the United States has provided the Ukrainian government with more than $290 million, including $116 million in security assistance.

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