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Finland to build large metal fence to prevent illegal immigration from Russia

The Finnish government won the support of all political parties for the construction. metal ditch in the most vulnerable sections of its range with Russiawith the aim of curbing Illegal immigration and mass influx of migrants.

The measure, initially proposed by the Finnish Border Guard, was supported by all parliamentary groups during a consultation meeting that the executive held with leaders of the rest of the political parties on Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s about being able to make sure the border is well protected and being able to predict what might happen on it”Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin told the press.

The project, the details of which have not yet been finalized, considers the construction of a metal fence Video surveillance cameras several meters high and border sections with concertina on its upper side are considered the greatest risk.

As a whole, the fence would be a 130 and 260 kms. total expansion betweenwhich represents between 10 and 20% of the 1,340 kilometer border separating Finland and Russia.

The works are expected to last approximately four years and include an outlay of “several hundred million euros”According to border guard estimates.

Initially it will create a A test section of about three kilometers on the border with southeastern FinlandThe busiest because of its proximity to St. Petersburg, with a cost of around six million euros.

Finland, which has the longest border with Russia in the European Union (EU) and the second in Europe (after Ukraine), thus responds to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and increased tensions with Moscow as a result of the Finnish and Swedish process. . Entering NATO.

IThe Kremlin has repeatedly warned Helsinki that joining the Atlantic Alliance will have dire consequencesThat’s why the Finnish government fears that Russia could organize a migration crisis similar to the one at the border of Poland and Belarus at the end of 2021.

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