Powered by
Share this page on
Article provided by Wikipedia

State Border Guard Service (SBGS) Державна прикордонна служба (ДПСУ)
""Emblem of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.svg
Service insignia
""Flag of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.svg
Service flag
Agency overview
Formed July 31, 2003
Preceding agency
  • State Border State Committee
Jurisdiction  "Ukraine
Headquarters 26, Volodymyrska st, "Kiev[1]
Employees 42,000 (2016)[2]
Agency executive
Child agency
Website Official website
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine headquarters in Kyiv.

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine ("Ukrainian: Державна Прикордонна Служба України, Derzhavna Prykordonna Sluzhba Ukrayiny; abbr. ДПСУ, DPSU) or SBGS is the "border guard of "Ukraine. It is an independent law enforcement agency of special assignment, the head of which is subordinated to the "President of Ukraine.

The Service was created on July 31, 2003 after the reorganization of the State Committee in Affairs for Protection the State Border. During "wartime, units of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine fall under the command of the "Armed Forces of Ukraine. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine includes the "Ukrainian Sea Guard (the country's "coast guard). It is also responsible for running "Temporary Detention Centres", in which "refugees are held.



Commanders of Border Troops[edit]


A Ukrainian border guard post on the Ukrainian-Polish border
A Ukrainian border control exit stamp from "Kiev's "Boryspil Airport
"Stenka-class patrol boat BG57 Mykolaiv
Typical "border marker of Ukraine
Main Administrations

Supporting institutions[edit]

Temporary Detention Centres[edit]


Ukrainian border guards are the national successors of the "Soviet Border Troops. They were formed from the approximately 17,000 Border Troops located in Ukraine. In 1991, the organisation was first titled the "Ukrainian Border Troops", which was later subordinated to the "Ukraine's State Committee for State Border Guarding".

From 1991 to at least 1993, the new borders with "Russia and "Belarus were not guarded; the Border Troops were only deployed along the western borders (minus "Moldova) and on the "Black Sea.[6] Another 9,000 personnel were added to the Border Troops at the expense of the "Armed Forces of Ukraine, and, by the end of 1993, border posts were established in the north along the Russian and Belarusian borders. In 1999, the authorised strength of the force was again increased to 50,000.

In 2003, new legislation was adopted, and this somewhat changed the legal status of the institution. In March 2003, the Border Troops became the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, and its status was legally changed from 'military formation' to 'special law-enforcement body.' The force was legally granted 50,000 personnel, including 8,000 civilian employees.

On 4 July 2012, a State Border Guard Service "Diamond DA42 aircraft failed to make its scheduled radio contact with ground units. A "Search and rescue mission revealed that the plane had crashed into a wooded mountainous area in "Velykyi Bereznyi Raion, killing all 3 crew members on board. A further investigation was launched.[7]

During The "War in Donbass on August 31, 2014 two Sea Guard Zhuk class patrol boats where struck by land based artillery.

Military ranks[edit]


Long Service Medal[edit]


Model Image Origin Variant Number Details
""BBM Kozak-2.jpg "Kozak  "Ukraine
Kozak-2 20 (+60) Ukraine is unable to produce the V-shape hall required so it will purchase them from "Iveco Corporation.["clarification needed]
""Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland at a Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) Base in Kyiv, Oct. 8, 2014 09.jpg KRAZ Cougar  "Canada
+9 Built under license at the KrAZ factory in "Kremenchuk.
""Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland at a Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) Base in Kyiv, Oct. 8, 2014 13.jpg "KrAZ-6322 «Солдат»  "Ukraine "truck 50
""КрAз 255 6x6 pic8.JPG KrAZ-255Б  "Soviet Union "truck
""45th Separate Engineer-Camouflage Regiment - transport truck (2).jpg КАMAZ 43114  "Russia "truck
""Ural 4320 of the Hungarian Army.JPG Урал-4320  "Soviet Union "truck
""ZiL-131 of the Ukrainian Army.JPG "ZIL-131  "Soviet Union "truck
""Green ZiL-130 on Grunwaldzkie roundabout in Kraków (1).jpg "ZIL-130  "Soviet Union "truck
""Ukranian ambulance in Iraq.JPEG "GAZ-66  "Soviet Union "truck
""Машина ГАЗ компании ИДК.jpg "GAZ-3307  "Russia "truck
""MAZ 5337.JPG MAZ-5337  "Soviet Union "truck
""MAZ-5549 (4713414911).jpg "MAZ-5335  "Soviet Union "truck
""UAZ offroad vehicle in Ukraine.jpg "UAZ-3151  "Russia "Off-road vehicle 100
""UAZ Patriot.jpg "UAZ-3163  "Russia "Off-road vehicle [8]
""Tomb Raider 90.JPG "Land Rover Defender  "UK "Off-road vehicle 55[9][10]
""Niva2123RCN1.jpg "Chevrolet Niva  "Russia "Off-road vehicle 100
""2011 Volkswagen Amarok (2H) TDI400 Highline 4-door utility (2011-08-17) 01.jpg "Volkswagen Amarok  "Germany "Off-road vehicle 20[11]
""2011 Toyota Land Cruiser (UZJ200R) Sahara wagon (2011-11-18) 01.jpg "Toyota Land Cruiser 200  "Japan "Off-road vehicle 20[12]
""Dacia Duster Ambiance 1.6 16V 4x2 Artiksweiß.JPG "Dacia Duster  "France/ "Romania "Off-road vehicle 10[13]
""Бронированные УАЗы.jpg UAZ-3303  "Russia "Off-road vehicle [14]
""UAZ-452 Medical (EMS) 2006 G1.jpg "UAZ-3962  "Russia
""Gaz-322132 TAXI.jpg "GAZ-3221  "Russia "bus
""VW Transporter front 20080126.jpg "Volkswagen Transporter  "Germany "bus 10[13][15]
""VW Crafter 2.0 TDI Facelift.JPG "Volkswagen Crafter  "Germany "bus 31
""2006-2011 Ford Transit (VM) 140 T330 van (2011-11-18) 01.jpg "Ford Transit  "USA "bus 10[16]
""Peugeot Boxer 100 HDi Tole 2010 (14362200005).jpg "Peugeot Boxer  "France "bus
""Mercedes-Benz V 220 CDI Trend (W 638) – Frontansicht, 12. August 2013, Velbert.jpg "Mercedes-Benz Vito  "Germany
""Богдан-А092 проспект Шевченка.jpg Богдан А092  "Ukraine "bus
""13-08-06-abu-dhabi-by-RalfR-032.jpg "Toyota Coaster  "Japan "bus
""LAZ-695N in Lviv 02.jpg "ЛАЗ-695  "Soviet Union "bus [17][18]
Other vehicles
""Straubing 001 (237).JPG Bombardier Outlander 400 MAX  "Canada 100[19]
""Polaris 700XC.jpeg Polaris 600 IQ Touring  "Canada 50[20]
""Мотоцикл Минск во Владивостоке ф1.JPG "Minsk (motorcycle)  "Belarus 183
""OH-DAC Tour de Sky Oulu 20140810 02.JPG "Diamond DA42  "Austria M-NG 2
""Антонов Ан-24 37309109, Измаил RP23129.jpg "Antonov An-24  "Ukraine 1
""Antonov An-26 blue 14-02.jpg "Antonov An-26  "Ukraine 1
""Mil Mi-8MT, Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine AN2126427.jpg "Mil Mi-8  "Soviet Union 5

See also[edit]

""Lesser Coat of Arms of Ukraine.svg
This article is part of a series on the
"politics and government of


  1. ^ "Official website of the authority. Contact Us". 2017. 
  2. ^ Avakov announces large-scale "cleansing" among generals, "UNIAN (17 August 2016)
  3. ^ a b c Poroshenko appoints Head of Operations Department Tsyhykal as State Border Service chief, "Interfax-Ukraine (25 July 2017)
  4. ^ a b President appoints Nazarenko as new border chief, "Interfax-Ukraine (23 October 2014)
  5. ^ Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee visits Ukraine accessed 21-08-07
  6. ^ Leonid Polyakov, 'Paramilitary Structures in Ukraine,' Almanac on Security Sector Governance in Ukraine 2010, 143-144, "Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.
  7. ^ Фотографии с места катастрофы самолета Diamond DA-42 в Закарпатье
  8. ^ Cпеціальні навчання мобільних підрозділів
  9. ^ Державна прикордонна служба України отримала сучасну автомобільну техніку та обладнання майже на 135 мільйонів гривень
  11. ^ «ЗакарпатевроТранс II» переоборудовал авто на спецзаказ от Госпогранслужбы
  12. ^ Пограничникам подарили бронированные Volkswagen и Toyota
  13. ^ a b Львівські прикордонники отримали сучасну техніку від ЄС (фоторепортаж)
  14. ^ Прикордонники їдуть на східний кордон
  15. ^ Украинские пограничники пересядут на новые busы Volkswagen
  16. ^ Автомобили Ford Transit - на защите границ Украины
  17. ^ bus ЛАЗ-695Н "ДПСУ" возле Южного вокзала
  18. ^ Закарпатці повернулися із пекла війни (ФОТО)
  19. ^ В Государственной пограничной службе Украины подвели годовые итоги и определили основные направления деятельности в 2013 году
  20. ^ Харьковские пограничники отметили 20-летие Восточного управления погранслужбы

External links[edit]

) ) WikipediaAudio is not affiliated with Wikipedia or the WikiMedia Foundation.