On April 24, the publication "Bryansky grumbler" reported that the Bryansk region plans to allocate additional 500 million rubles ($6,140,000) towards protective constructions following three recent sabotage attempts.
Governor Alexander Bogomaz has signed an order to allocate funds from the reserve in the 2023 budget for this purpose. The authorities did not specify the nature of these facilities.
On March 19, Governor Bogomaz announced plans to construct 17 checkpoints in the border regions. However, one month later, residents of Yevdoko, Vitemlia, and Zapesoche expressed concerns about the lack of protective structures and shelters in their communities.
There were three reports of attempted infiltrations and acts of sabotage in the region in March and April 2023. For instance, on March 2, a group of saboteurs breached two border settlements, resulting in the death of two people. The Russian Volunteer Corps, which is fighting on the side of Ukraine, claimed responsibility, but its representatives denied any civilian casualties.
Then, on April 6, another group of 20 people allegedly attempted to infiltrate the Pogarsky district. Finally, a few days later, a saboteur detonated himself at the border with Bryansk Oblast.
It is worth noting that protective structures have been erected in other regions of Russia as well. For example, Belgorod Oblast recently spent 10 billion rubles ($122,800,000) on a fortified border line.