Polish politician suggests building a new wall on the border with Russia

Polish politician suggest a new wall on the border with Russia
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A new, stronger wall, could be constructed on the Polish border with Russia warned Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the Law And Justice party.


Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the Law And Justice party in Poland, today, Monday, November 7, said that his country could go for a more serious strengthening of its border with Russia, as reported by TASS.

The politician referred to the erection of barriers similar to those that have already appeared on the Polish-Belarusian border due to the migration crisis that began last year.

“If the situation worsens, then a wall will also be created, like on the Polish-Belarusian border, maybe even more solid. Immigrants from the Middle East are now coming to this Kaliningrad region, and there is a very serious danger that they will try to cross, as occurred on the Polish-Belarusian border”, stressed Kaczynski.

According to Kaczynski, Poland must defend itself, and the Polish leadership may begin to strengthen its border with Russia in order to increase security. At the same time, he did not provide evidence of the ‘arrival of migrants’ from the Middle East to the  Kaliningrad region.

On November 2, Poland began the construction of a temporary barbed wire fence on the border with the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. Its final height will reach 2.5m, and the width will be 3m.

Mariusz Blaszczak, the Polish Minister of Defence, said this decision was made due to the fact that Russia opened the airport of the Kaliningrad region to aircraft from the Middle East and North Africa. This created a threat of migration pressure. The work is expected to be completed within 2-3 weeks.

Due to the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, Poland began building a new barrier on this section last January with a total length of 186 km. It reaches a height of 5.5m and is equipped with modern surveillance equipment, including cameras and motion sensors.


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