Today, celebrations took place in the Eastern Regional  Command of the State Border Service of Ukraine, on the occasion of the professional holiday. Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council, Sergii Chernov, took part in the event.

He congratulated border guards on behalf of deputies of the Regional Council: "I congratulate you on the holiday that symbolizes courage, heroism, military bearing, loyalty to Motherland.

"Ten years ago the Law 'On the State Border Service of Ukraine' was adopted, and the agreement was signed between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on establishing the Eastern Border.

"The border guards of the Eastern Command are conscientiously performing their duty round the clock. However, at the same time we maintain unhindered business-like and friendly relations with the Russian Federation, which testifies that you are not indifferent to Ukraine's international image."

The Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council also noted that due to the border guards of the Eastern Command it became possible to hold the Euro-2012 Championship finals at a high level: all guests arrived to Karkiv Region in good spirits and left our land with best impressions, and the border guards' efforts were highly instrumental in this.

As Sergii Chernov emphasized, the Regional Council and Eastern Command have many common tasks where arranging of the border and border crossing points are concerned.

"Let the border always be peaceful!" Sergii Chernov said.

On the occasion of the holiday, Sergii Chernov presented awards from the Regional Council to the Command's best border guards. Together with the commander of the Eastern Regional Command, Andriy Kucherenko, he took part in giving awards to the most skilled four-pawed border guards' helpers.

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