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Razor Wire Fence Along Border with Kaliningrad to be Strengthened

Razor wire fence in Kaliningrad

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced that the razor wire fence along the border with the Russian exclave in Kaliningrad will be further strengthened. According to him, it is necessary to prevent illegal crossings of migrants. Morawiecki told about this on Saturday during a trip to the city of Bartoszyce, located about sixty kilometers from Kaliningrad. “We will build appropriate protective structures along the entire border strip, both physical and electronic,” he said.

The Kaliningrad exclave is sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland and has no land border with Russia. Now, with the closure of European Union airspace following the invasion of Ukraine, it has become more difficult for Russian aircraft to fly there. There have been fears for months that Russia might encourage migrants, including refugees, to try to enter the European Union from its territory in order to increase pressure on the West. Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said in November that Russian aviation companies had begun opening flights from the Middle East and North Africa to Kaliningrad. This led the authorities to decide to add razor wire to the existing fence around Kaliningrad.