Experts appreciated the idea of creating a single headquarters for the protection of the Russian-Ukrainian border
After the penetration of the sabotage group across the border in the Belgorod region, the head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Andrei Kartapolov (United Russia), proposed to strengthen the coordination of the actions of law enforcement agencies directly in the border areas, creating a joint headquarters. Military experts find this decision long overdue.
Proposal to create a joint headquarters to coordinate the work of all law enforcement agencies to protect the state border with Ukraine in the Russian border regions, Kartapolov expressed in conversation with RBC. MP emphasizedthat enough representatives of law enforcement agencies are concentrated on the territory of the Belgorod region, but they "are not brought together into a single structure and into a single system."
As an example of the organization of the headquarters, he cited the United Group of Forces, which was created in 1999 during the Second Chechen War. “A joint headquarters is being created, and all the security forces, all the structures that are on the territory are subordinate to it. He is self-sufficient, he has all the necessary forces and means in order to respond to some events. These are the structures we need now,” he said.
The creation of such a headquarters will improve the efficiency of management and avoid fragmentation in the actions of various units, agrees the former military man, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense Yuri Shvytkin (United Russia). According to him, units of the National Guard, border troops, the Ministry of Defense, the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs - "all units involved in the special military operation, under a single command" should be closed in the joint headquarters.
The idea of creating a joint headquarters in the border zone is long overdue, says military expert Yuri Lyamin. “There are unified commands along the front line. And here in the border areas, as far as I know, all the departments are still separate: the Ministry of Defense, border guards, the Ministry of Internal Affairs,” he notes.
In the event of any incidents near the borders, it is more effective if decisions and orders go “not through Moscow”, and the joint headquarters directly on the spot will immediately use all forces. Such an operational joint command, Lyamin continues, if it acts constantly, will help in preventing various incidents at the border.
It is necessary that the forces of the Ministry of Defense, the border service and other units, the FSB, the National Guard, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergencies work to protect the border according to a single plan, especially in the situation that has developed in the Bryansk, Kursk and Belgorod regions, says Ivan, director of the 21st century technology development fund Konovalov. In Soviet times, all law enforcement agencies were linked into a single whole to protect the border - this, according to the expert, is what MP Kartapolov's proposals are aimed at.
On May 22, a sabotage and reconnaissance group entered the territory of the Graivoronsky district of the Belgorod region. A counter-terrorist operation (CTO) regime was introduced in the region. On May 23, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on the destruction of more than 70 terrorists, in the evening of the same day the CTO regime was lifted. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced the initiation of a criminal case under six articles of the Criminal Code, including the terrorist attack.
Before that, the Bryansk region was attacked. On the morning of March 2, the governor of the region Oleksandr Bogomaz reported that a sabotage and reconnaissance group penetrated from the territory of Ukraine into the territory of the Klimovsky district in the village of Lyubechane, the members of which fired at the car. By evening, the FSB announced the suppression of the "sally".