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Головна - Держави сусіди - Poland begins construction of a wall on the border with Belarus

Construction of a permanent barrier on the border between Poland and Belarus will begin approximately on January 25 this year.
According to TV Republika, this was stated by the spokeswoman of the Polish Border Guard Anna Michalska, Ukrinform reports.

“On or about January 25, construction sites will be handed over for further construction work,” Mikhalska said.
According to the spokeswoman, by the end of this week, the contractors must provide technical documentation for the construction of the first fragments of the “wall”.
As you know, the Polish Border Guard Service recently signed three agreements on the construction of a permanent barrier on the border with Belarus.
The five-meter high fence will stretch for 186 kilometers. To speed up construction, this distance will be divided into four parts. Work on all sites will be carried out simultaneously.
Steel structures for barriers will be produced by a consortium of three companies – Polimex Mostostal, Mostostal Siedlce and Węglokoks. Construction work will be carried out by Budimex (105.5 km) and a consortium of Unibep and Budrex (80.7 km).
The total cost of the project together with technical equipment will reach 1.6 billion zlotys – about $ 400 million. The work is planned to be completed by June this year.
The situation on the Polish-Belarusian border worsened in November when several thousand migrants from the Middle East who wanted to move to the EU approached the border with Poland from Belarus. Polish officials have called what is happening the most difficult moment since the beginning of the border crisis.
In recent months, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have seen an influx of illegal immigrants trying to enter the EU through Belarus. The European Union has accused Belarus of creating chaos near the EU’s borders by preventing illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa who are trying to enter the EU but are being refused.
The Baltic states accuse the Belarusian authorities of organizing the flow of migrants and call it “hybrid aggression.” The European Commission adheres to the same position.