The state border is equipped by 90%, engineering preparation of the region’s territory for defense is being carried out.
The deputy head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Alexander Skakun said this in an interview with ” Left Bank “.
“During 2017-2021, we implemented programs for countering terrorism and territorial defense totaling more than UAH 70 million. Thanks to this, the technical capabilities of the security and defense sector of the region have been expanded to detect and neutralize terrorism and sabotage. A territorial defense system has been created. Engineering training is constantly being carried out. territory of the region for defense. These are navigation measures, bridges, tracks, railway infrastructure, etc. “, – said Skakun.
Also, according to him, the engineering arrangement of the border in the Kharkiv region has been completed by 90%. And Skakun recently checked this by flying around the entire length of the border together with the commander of the Kharkov border detachment.
Skakun recalled which forces are based in the Kharkiv region.
“We have a brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (the famous 92nd OMBR named after Ivan Sirko), separate units and formations, formations of the National Guard, a border detachment. Of course, there are also units of the National Police, a territorial defense system, and the SBU department. assignment tasks in accordance with general defense plans, “- said the deputy head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.
In addition, he noted that it is important to change the attitude of the population of the Kharkov region to Russia.
“Although nonsense: Kharkov is the capital of Novorossiya, but it did not come from nowhere. This is the Kremlin’s strategy regarding our land, and be that as it may, this is the risk of tomorrow. We will reduce this risk to zero if people here live better than where many have friends and relatives. When the exchange of information shows that the Kharkiv region is cooler than the Belgorod region, all pro-Russian sentiments will melt away, “Skakun said.
His recipe for love of Russia: “to raise the economy and develop infrastructure.” In particular, the deputy head of the KHOGA said that in the Kharkiv region “they saved the Electrotyazhmash plant, which was actually dying at the beginning of the year” and saved 2,500 jobs, built 250 km of roads and a number of facilities under the Program of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy “Big Construction” …
Alexander Skakun is a colonel of the SBU. For 22 years he worked in the special service, and in 2017 he became the deputy head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. Since August 2021, he headed the KHOGA as an interim head. In 2014, Skakun was one of those who led the operation to clean up the area from Russian militants.