Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ukraine’s Kharkov region to build three lines of defense in the face of a possible new Russian invasion

April 25, 2015. As it was broadcasted by many Ukrainian news agencies, three lines of defense will be built in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region along the border with Russia and close to the combat area in the Eastern Ukraine. 

These lines will represent the system of dugouts connected with trenches. Besides there is a hill near the crossroad of Kharkiv beltway and the highway connecting Kharkiv and Russian city of Belgorod which cannot be bypassed by a potential enemy. So the Kharkiv local authorities decided to build a reliable concrete defensive installation there. The fort has already got the name Fort Solnechny (Sunny), and it is about to be completed soon after April 25. There is a government resolution to allocate 900 million hryvnias ($42.7 million under the current exchange rate) to fortify in a proper way a border with Russia and the temporary occupied territories.