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Poland Walls Up against Russia and Belarus

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Poland has started to build walls and electronic barriers at its land border with Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave to monitor and counteract any illegal activity, the Polish interior minister Mariusz Kaminski told in a news conference Tuesday.

Kaminski states that the barrier will be equipped with 24-hour monitoring cameras and motion detectors that will cover 210 kilometers (130 miles) and will be completely done by the fall of 2023.

He added, “We will have full monitoring of the border with Russia,” and “I am sure that this will be the best secured EU border.” According to AP, Poland put up anti-tank barriers on roads leading to border crossings with Kaliningrad. Last year, it put up a razor-wire barrier there.

Last year, Poland built a wall on its border with Belarus, a Russian ally to stop a massive illegal inflow of migrants. Poland is one of the members of the EU and has had an extensive history of being attacked and ruled by various Russian governments throughout its history. With the EU as a firm ally, Poland hopes to keep itself free from Russian influence.

Poland is one of the strong supporters of the war between Ukraine and Russia. PM Kaminski said, “Poland’s eastern borders with Russian and Belarus are also EU external borders, and it will be perfectly prepared for any type of illegal activities that are linked to crisis situations regarding our eastern neighbors.”

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