Border troops to be restored in Russia - General

The Russian authorities decided to restore the border troops. General Andrey Gurulev, a member of the Defense Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, spoke about this.

In Russia, a decision has been made to recreate the border troops. To date, it is the military method of protecting the state border that is the most relevant. I am glad that we were heard, and I congratulate all my friends and colleagues of the border guards on this

Gurulev said.

Recall that the border troops in the Russian Federation were abolished on July 1, 2003. The functions of protecting the state border were transferred to the FSB, inside which line departments were formed instead of the previously existing outposts.

However, the special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine clearly demonstrated the importance of precisely the military method of protecting borders. Recently, sabotage groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been regularly penetrating the regions of Russia bordering Ukraine.

Their activities primarily affect civilians in border settlements. For example, in March of this year, saboteurs who entered the Belgorod region killed several adults and wounded a child.

In recent weeks, the Shebekinsky district of the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, has been subjected to regular shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time, saboteurs do not abandon attempts to penetrate the territory of the Russian Federation.

To protect the state border in the Belgorod region, the forces of the special forces "Akhmat" are now involved.
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  1. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 20 June 2023 11: 10
    That's the right decision. According to the standards of the USSR. 220 thousand mobile and well-trained troops along the borders. With detachments and outposts. No need to reinvent the wheel.
  2. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 20 June 2023 11: 26
    Wow, it turns out that for 20 years the border was guarded not like in the Union, but by boys with farts! Well, yes, we have no enemies around, we were all the same "partners"!
    Although the border troops (!) Have always belonged to the special forces: the OGPU, the NKVD, the KGB and the FSB.
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 20 June 2023 12: 28
    Not sure if this is the right solution. It's not about numbers, but about the technical equipment of the border. Now all these drones, cameras, motion sensors are available, they just need to be purchased for border control. And there can be no return to the USSR, after all, one cannot seriously talk about organizing trails and "outposts" on the border with Kazakhstan, these are many thousands of kilometers. Now is a special case, there is a war and the border in dangerous areas with Ukraine should be reinforced by special forces, that's all. Organizing a cordon around the entire perimeter of the country simply will not work.
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 20 June 2023 12: 34
      Quote: Colonel Kudasov
      there is a war and the border in dangerous areas with Ukraine must be strengthened by forces special destination

      Everything is just "special" ...
      There should be an ordinary army combined-arms line of defense.
      The same as on the southern front.
      Unless due to the relative quietness - there are more recruits and post-hospital veterans in the l / s, to complete their studies - to teach - to recover.
      With subsequent rotation to more active sectors of the front.
    2. strange guest Offline strange guest
      strange guest (Strange Guest) 20 June 2023 18: 27
      You might think that in the USSR the borders were less extended.
    3. VChK-KGB Offline VChK-KGB
      VChK-KGB (VChK-KGB) 20 June 2023 22: 44
      There is no need to make a passage yard out of the State Border. And Gos. the border with Kazakhstan is a passage yard through which anything is transported. It is the border with Kazakhstan that needs to be strengthened in the first place in order to block drug trafficking.
  4. VChK-KGB Offline VChK-KGB
    VChK-KGB (VChK-KGB) 20 June 2023 22: 51
    It’s damn interesting to me, comments are written by experts who have watched a movie about border guards or those who have at least a vague idea about the protection of the State Border. I really like the statement of FSB General Mikhailov about the NVO. Whoever thinks that the CBO is not being carried out in the right way, take a machine gun and into the trenches, carry it out as needed. Likewise with the protection of the State. borders. Sign a contract and go to serve, put things in order at the border. For those who want to object or ask a question - more than 25 years of service in the border troops. At the border outpost - 10 years.
    1. strange guest Offline strange guest
      strange guest (Strange Guest) 20 June 2023 23: 41
      72nd Kalevalsky PO of the KGB of the USSR. 83 - 85 years. And I listened to the order for the protection of the State Border many times) And they served normally, and they guarded the border. And they were conscripts. And drug dealers with bandits did not roam through the PCB. What prevents now, in the image and likeness, to take control of the entire border? The state now has even more money than the USSR. There is no desire.
      1. Accidentally Offline Accidentally
        Accidentally 21 June 2023 15: 15
        Ask all the right questions to the Kremlin