The United States and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine agreed on joint projects for which the United States will allocate $24.5 million to Ukraine.
According to the website of the State Border Guard Service, the joint action plan was signed a few weeks ago, and now the project is registered in accordance with the requirements approved by the decision of the Government of Ukraine.
“The result of our cooperation was a new International Technical Assistance Project. Given the old and new challenges, it focuses on the security of Ukraine’s northern and eastern borders… Modern video recording equipment and unmanned systems, individual protection of border guards, as well as ensuring their location in the field, strengthening capabilities with transport and communications – these are the needs we agreed on with our strategic partners,” reads the statement.
The project will start in January and will be implemented throughout 2022. It will help meet the priority needs of border guard units performing tasks on the border with Russia and Belarus.
As a reminder, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA). In particular, it stipulates the provision of security assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $300 million.
In addition, the U.S. budget provides for the allocation of $4 billion for the European Deterrence Initiative to counter Russian aggression, as well as $150 million for the security cooperation with the Baltic region.