Poland to install electric barrier along the border with Russia
March is the date set for building the barrier.
Anna Michalska, a spokesperson for the Polish Border Guard, announced plans for an electric fence along Poland's border with Russia, which will begin in March.
Presently, a barbed wire fence is being built by the Polish military along the border with the Russian Kaliningrad region. An estimated $84 million contract was signed in late 2022 for the construction of an electric fence along the Polish-Russian border.
"Building an electric barrier at the border with the Kaliningrad region should start in March. The electric system near the Kaliningrad region will run along a 200-kilometer [124 miles] land border area," Michalska said.
The spokesperson added that the barrier would consist of a network of sensors and cameras that would enable border guards to regularly monitor the border regardless of the weather.
Polish officials announced last year that their nation was erecting barriers close to Kaliningrad allegedly to stop another migrant crisis like the one that occurred on the Belarus border in 2021.
The border guard for Poland reported that the situation on the Polish-Russian border has been relatively stable.
It's notable that the migrant crisis along the borders with Belarus referenced as a justification for constructing an electrified wall with Russia ended with a massacre of Iraqi refugees by Polish soldiers.
The Investigative Committee of Belarus had handed over to an Iraqi delegation visiting Minsk, at the time, evidence and information about the mass and secret executions of Iraqi refugees by Polish soldiers on the Polish side of the border with Belarus.
During the meeting, the Iraqi side was informed of the details of the investigation concluded about mass executions and secret burial of refugees killed by the Polish army.
The statement mentioned that these crimes had been assertedly committed on the basis of race, nationality, nationality, and religion.