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Lithuania starts erecting fence on border with Russia

Lithuania has started building a fence on its border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad in an attempt “to curb smuggling and illegal immigration” and strengthen the EU’s external border.

State border officials on Monday kicked off construction works of the first segment of the 130-km-long metal fence at the Raminiskiu village in a ceremony attended by the Lithuanian Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas.
The installation comes complete with electronic surveillance systems and drones. It will cost some €3.6 million in total and is to be completed by the end of this year. (AP)

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