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An officer of the FSB border service spoke about the insufficient security of the border between Russia and Ukraine after a sabotage group entered the Bryansk region to carry out a terrorist act.
According to an anonymous interlocutor of Moskovsky Komsomolets, during the times of the USSR, a control and track tape, physical barriers and an alarm system were equipped. Now there is no such thing.
“The question arises: along which border do we want to draw a control and trail strip? It is understandable in some areas. But on the other hand, some of the territories are already our lands which are now part of the Russian Federation,” the officer added.
The expert considers that it is necessary to strengthen patrols, in particular by involving the local population. However, for the work of defense units, changes to the law must be made. Citizens should also be told who to turn to if they see suspicious strangers on the premises.
“Again, in Soviet times there was such a system when the border area still had a certain regime. In principle, foreigners could not be there – only those who had a pass giving the right to enter, ”noted the expert.
In border areas, modern equipment should be used – video cameras that react to movement, camera traps, drones. Employees of military counterintelligence and the FSB should identify saboteurs on Russian territory.
The day before, a group of saboteurs entered the territory of the Bryansk region. As a result of the militants’ actions, two local residents were killed and an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured. A Russian guard car exploded on a DM31 mine, as a result of which employees of the department were injured.
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