Poland Erects Fence Along Border With Russian Exclave of Kaliningrad
Poland plans to erect a temporary barbed wire fence along its border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. This should increase their own safety, according to the government.
The plan comes after concerns about illegal migration from the Russian region.
Poland responds to Russian reports that the airport in Kaliningrad wants to attract flights from North Africa and the Middle East. The government will immediately begin building a 2.5-metre-high fence on its 210-kilometre border with the exclave, which Lithuania and the Baltic Sea further surround.
The barrier will be similar to the one on the border with Belarus, which was built after Minsk opened its doors last year to thousands of migrants seeking to reach the European Union, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.
Many of these migrants came from North Africa and the Middle East. Poland accused Russia of being behind the action.