As reported by the State Border Guard Service of Lithuania, the country started building a protective fence at the border with Russia.
“By the end of the year this fence will be erected on the Lithuanian side on a stretch of 44.6 kilometers,” the report said.
€1,335,000 has been allocated from the Lithuanian budget. The fence is being built to stop smuggling and illegal migration.
“A metal segment fence of approximately 2 meters high and with additional equipment will be built along the state border with the Kaliningrad region,” specified in the Border Service of Lithuania, adding that all works on equipping the new fencing infrastructure are scheduled to be completed by December 20th, 2017.
In January, Lithuanian Interior Minister Eimuthis Misyunas said that Vilnius was going to erect a fence at the border with the Kaliningrad region. The minister specified that the fence should ensure that smugglers and illegal immigrants can not enter the territory of the republic.
In 2016, Estonia and Latvia announced their intention to build a fence on the border with Russia.