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Latvia follows Estonia planning to build fence along Russia border

Latvia is to discuss the possibility of building a wall to separate sections of its border with Russia citing illegal migration as reason for such move, according to Rihards Kozlovskis, Latvia’s Minister of Internal Affairs, lsm.lv reports.

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Latvia follows Estonia in intentions to build a wall on the border with the Russian Federation / Photo from UNIAN

This year, there have already been 300 illegal migrants penetrating the border from Russia, mostly Vietnamese citizens, the official said.

According to him, the Vietnamese fled from Russia to the European Union because of the economic situation as well as due to policies of the local immigration services.

Tallinn plans 2-meter high, 108-kilometer long wall on its border with Russia"The opportunity is discusses to build a fence at several sections, but it will not be able to stop the flow of immigrants if not equipped with modern technology," the minister said, adding that practical cooperation with Russia in this area has deteriorated at the moment because of the political situation.

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