Poland constructs advanced electronic barrier on border with Russia’s Kaliningrad

Source: Polish Border Guard.
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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Poland has started construction of an electronic barrier on the border with the Russian-controlled Kaliningrad exclave. According to the Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński, it will be “one of the most advanced borders in the EU.”

Last November, Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced the construction of a temporary barrier on the Polish-Russian border. Work on the new security measures began on Tuesday.

“This will be an incredibly modern barrier, similar to the one on the border with Belarus,” said Kamiński, a member of the Law and Justice (PiS) party. “There are day-and-night cameras and motion sensors, allowing for a full view of what is happening there.”

He also revealed that all the electronic work is scheduled to be completed by autumn.

Kamiński further stated the new barrier would make the Polish border “extremely well prepared for illegal crisis actions on the border with its eastern neighbors.”

The fence will be equipped with 2,000 camera poles, totaling 3,000 cameras. Additionally, 700 kilometers of power, transmission, and detection cables will be installed on the barrier.

“I believe this will be one of the best-prepared borders in the European Union,” said the minister.

The construction of the electronic barrier marks a major step in Polish efforts to enhance border security and to protect against potential hybrid threats from Kaliningrad.

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