Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct.6
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekistan's Cabinet of Ministers has approved the regulation on the units to assist the border troops of the country's National Security Service.
Under the government decision, 'Chegara posbonlari' (border guards) units will be formed to render practical assistance to the border troops in ensuring reliable protection of the state border, as well as in revealing illegal activities planned and carried out in the border areas and on the country's state border.
The units will operate in the border area of the country in accordance with the plans worked out by the servicemen of border troops.
The document says the units will carry out their activities on a voluntary basis in accordance with the principles of the rule of law, social justice, humanism and patriotism.
The main task of the units is to reveal and timely inform the border troops about the facts and signs of preparations for the illegal crossing of the state border and its violation.
The units will take part in the following activities jointly with the border guards in order to render them practical assistance: activities to ensure the protection of state border; conducting searches for border violators and their detention; identification of persons engaged in the illegal activities on the state border, determining the places where commodities and materials are stored bypassing the rules; organizing explanatory work among the population of the border areas and so on.
The commanders and members of the units can be provided with radio communication and visual supervision devices with the permission of the head of the border post of the area. The devices will be provided for the period of the operation for protection of state border.
Commanders and members of the units, who actively participated in the border protection, can be encouraged with monetary rewards, official praise, diplomas and gifts.
The total length of Uzbekistan's state border is 6,221 kilometers, including, 137 kilometers with Afghanistan, 2,203 kilometers with Kazakhstan, 1,099 kilometers with Kyrgyzstan, 1,161 kilometers with Tajikistan and 1,621 kilometers with Turkmenistan.