The emblem of the Border Service is a direct equilateral cross with green divergent ends, and two crossed swords. In the center of the cross there is an image of a silver trident (the princely sign of the State of Volodymyr the Great) on a blue field framed by a wreath of oak leaves.
The cross is a traditional form of military awards for orthodox nations. It symbolizes the defense of the motherland and the Faith of Christ.
Green is the traditional color of the uniform of Soviet (an later Ukrainian) border troops.
Green Beret is the element of the parade uniform of the Border Troops.
The skull as it is means: I was close to death, and a beret (depending on its color) points out at the particular corps or hit squad.
The skull emblem is originated from the pirates’, and the like daredevils’, tattoos.
The “dead head” still remains one of the most widely used emblems among military companies of several countries of the world.
Among bikers the skull commonly symbolizes bringing victory and protection from death. There is a legend that whenever death comes, it puts its mark on the deceased – a skull, and if someone already has this sign, death thinks she has already been there and does not take the man away.