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Lithuania considers setting fence on border with Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Lithuanian Foreign Minister, this is due to the increasinfg flow of illegal migrants coming from Belarus
13:17, 18 June 2021

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The Lithuanian government discusses construction of a fence on the border with Belarus - in the view of the growing number of illegal migrants coming from this country. Delfi reported that, citing Lithuanian Foreign Minister Agne Bilotaite. 

"We have been talking through this matter, looking into an opportunity to set the fence. It will probably cost 15 million [Euros]", she said.

The fence could also could be equipped with barbed wire or alarm. However, given the nature of the landscape it seems to be impossible to set the fence along the entire border.

Related: Greece builds fence on border with Turkey to avoid new influx of migrants

Currently, the fence is set on 78 out of 678.9 km of the border's total length. 92.5 kilometers of the border are actually water bodies, and it's impossible to set the fence there, so it can be established at another 508 kilometers. According to previous estimates, one kilometer of the fence will cost some 30,000 Euros.

Earlier, we reported that Estonia began to fence itself off from Russia with a barbed-wire fence. This was stated by the head of the border division of the Police and Border Guard Board of the Republic of Estonia Egert Belichev.

In total, at the first stage, according to the Estonian official, 20,5 km of the border will be built.

Currently, work is underway on the first 8 kilometers. As part of the border development program, all the necessary infrastructure is being built: roads for patrolling, communication systems, electricity and sewerage are being laid.

The total length of the Estonian-Russian border is 338 kilometers, of which 135 kilometers are by land, 126 kilometers by lakes, 176 kilometers by rivers.

Related: Estonia fences itself off from Russia with a barbed wire fence

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