Poland Intends to Make the Border with Belarus “Impassable”

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.27 - 2024 11:46 AM CET

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Poland plans to make its border barrier with Belarus "impassable"

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Poland will allocate $2.5 billion to strengthen the border with Belarus, as announced by Polish Deputy Defense Minister Cezary Tomczyk on the TVN24 news channel.

“Along the entire length of the barrier, a fortification developed by the Silesian Institute of Technology and our engineers will be implemented to make the barrier impassable,” said Tomczyk.

Tomczyk explained that the existing barrier, constructed by the previous government, is considered a temporary solution. The current structure, which illegal migrants have managed to overcome, will be replaced by a more robust fortification.

“This barrier must be effective, and this is what the Polish state is doing today. We will allocate significant funds for this,” Tomczyk emphasized.

In 2022, Poland erected a steel fence along 186 kilometers of the border with Belarus, excluding the section along the Bug River. The fence stands 5.5 meters high and is topped with barbed wire.

Further enhancements were made in the summer of 2023 with the completion of an electronic barrier along the land section. This advanced system includes 11 containers equipped with electronic monitoring technologies such as night vision cameras, thermal imaging cameras, and extensive detection cables.

By the end of this year, Poland plans to extend these security measures by constructing an electronic barrier along the water area of the border with Belarus.

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