2021.07.26 16:12

Lithuania to receive 100 kilometres of barbed wire from Estonia

BNS2021.07.26 16:12

Lithuania is set to receive around 100 kilometres of barbed wire from Estonia to be able to continue building a barrier along the most vulnerable sections of its border with Belarus, Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė said on Monday.

"I am very grateful to the Estonians. [...] Those bilateral ties and the bilateral contacts are producing results," the minister said.

The Lithuanian border guards have recently recorded migrants crossing the barbed wire barrier, which Bilotaitė said would be improved with "various engineering solutions".

She said earlier that the plan was to build a barrier alongside the whole 550-kilometre border section, adding that a higher wall will be built later on for an estimated 41 million euros.

Due to the lack of resources, Lithuania has so far installed a barbed wire barrier in a 1.5-kilomtre stretch of the border.

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