Construction of a 37-kilometer fence of barbed wire on the Latvian-Belarusian border will begin in the coming days.
This was announced by Latvian Interior Minister Maria Golubeva, reports Delfi.
She explained that the long delay with the start of work is due to the fact that serious violations during the construction of the fence on the border with Russia have been revealed.
“Now we can begin construction of the barbed wire fence on the Latvian-Belarusian border. The length of the fence will be 37 km, it will be placed in critical areas,” said the Minister. She did not name the exact cost of the installation, noting that it could be several million euros.
The length of the Latvian-Belarusian border is 173 kilometers.
A total of 845 people have been prevented from crossing the state border since August 10.
As reported, the government has declared a state of emergency in the border regions since August 11 due to the growing number of cases of illegal crossing of the Latvian-Belarusian border.
Since the introduction of the state of emergency, 25 people have been allowed to cross the border for humanitarian reasons, and 377 citizens of third countries who illegally crossed the state border have been detained since the beginning of the year.