Over the next few years, the Finns plan to build a 200-kilometer barrier. Its purpose is to prevent unwanted border crossings.
Finland has started building a fence on the border with the Russian Federation to protect itself. It is reported by the portal Yle on Tuesday, February 28.
Now land work has begun on the designated areas, after which they will begin to install a fence on the border with Russia. First, they are going to build a three-kilometer test section in the Imatra region, and the work itself will be completed closer to July this year.
“A road will also be built next to the fence for border patrols and repairs. Lighting and speakers will be installed in some areas. The fence on the eastern border will also pass through private land, so the authorities need to negotiate with the landowners,” the message says.
In the next few years, as noted in Finland, barriers with a length of 200 kilometers will be erected along the eastern border. The goal of the project is to make it difficult for the Russian Federation to cross the border undesirably.
On February 5, the same decision was announced in Poland. In the coming weeks, builders will begin installing a fence on the border with the Russian Federation. The fence will be equipped with motion sensors and video cameras.
The reason for this decision is the same as that of the Finns – to avoid illegal border crossing by the Russians. Polish border guards recorded 11 such cases in 2022.
Recall that on August 30, 2022, the construction of a physical barrier, which is a fence and barbed wire, was completed on the border between Lithuania and Belarus. It was installed on sections of the border with a length of about 502 km.
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