Russia plans to build 50-km fence on Crimea’s "border" with mainland Ukraine

20:25, 27 September 2017
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The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has announced an auction on building a two-meter high fence in the Krasnoperekopsky district of the Crimean peninsula bordering mainland Ukraine, TASS reports.

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The plan aims at “ensuring the republic’s security,” TASS wrote.

The construction will cost more than RUB 200 million ($3.4 million) while the works are expected to be completed as early as this year, according to the website detailing the government procurement.

Read alsoMejlis deputy head Umerov sentenced to two years in settlement colony in occupied Crimea"Now the effort on engineering equipment of the Russian-Ukrainian part of the border is being carried out as scheduled and the construction of 50-km engineering installations in Crimea’s north is its another stage," the FSB said.

The fence should be resistant to difficult climate conditions (including humidity up to 98% and temperature up to 65 degrees Celsius). The winner will be announced in mid-October.

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