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FSB Border Guard builds fence on Crimea's administrative border with mainland Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The 50-kilometers-long construction cost the Russian government almost three million U.S. dollars
09:31, 28 December 2018

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A fence appeared on the administrative border between the occupied Crimea and the mainland Ukraine. RIA Novosti news agency reported that with the reference to the press service of the Border Guard of Russia's FSB.

The Russian authority claimed that the fence construction was 'scheduled'. It includes a number of 'engineering solutions', and the 'complicated system of detectors in the area of Perekop neck'. The FSB stated that hundreds of detectors are planted in the fence.

The 50-kilometers-long construction cost the Russian government almost three million U.S. dollars. The local Crimean 'authorities' state this is the way to 'provide security' on the peninsula.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine introduced sanctions against the archaeologists who performed illegal excavations in the occupied Crimea. Vadym Chernysh, the Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced People posted this on a social network.

A group of experts of the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences is now working on the occupied peninsula. Their activities coincided with the beginning of the construction works on the bridge over the Kerch Strait, and other major construction works on the peninsula.

Related: Ukraine imposes sanctions against archaeologists for illegal excavations in Crimea

Related: Russia intercepts U.S. military aircraft during patrol near annexed Crimea

Related: Rally in support of victims of Russian actions in Crimea takes place near Russia’s Embassy

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