Latvia builds 23 km barrier wall along border with Russia

23:40, 04 February 2017
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Latvia has installed a 23 km long fencing wall on the border with Russia to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country, press secretary of the Latvia's Border Guard Service Eugenia Pozniak said, according to Delfi.lv.

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The construction of the fence started in 2015, and it is expected to be completed before 2019. A 65 km long frontier has already been equipped there, Delfi.lv reports.

Read alsoNorwegian border fence "hot topic" in RussiaIn 2017, a total of EUR 6.3 million were allocated to equip a 150 km long frontier and erect a 60 km wall, Pozniak said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Estonia and Lithuania plan to build fencing walls on the border with Russia.

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