Lithuania decides to build fence along its Kaliningrad border

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Series Details 16.01.17
Publication Date 16/01/2017
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Lithuania unveiled on 16 January 2017 its plans to build a fence on the border with Russia's highly militarised Kaliningrad exclave, aiming to boost security and prevent smuggling. Construction of the fence would be made possible through funding from the European Union and was scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

Baltic states had already voiced their concern at the Russian military build-up in that territory.

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BBC News, 17.01.17: Lithuania plans fence on Russian Kaliningrad border
RT, 16.01.17: ‘We’ll supply bricks,’ Russia tells Lithuania on plans to build ‘anti-aggressor’ fence at border
Sputnik International, 16.01.17: Fence on Border With Russia to Ensure Economic Security – Lithuania PM
TASS, 15.01.17: Lithuania plans to build 45-km fence along border with Russia
The Baltic Times, 16.01.17: Lithuanian PM: New border measures to ensure economic security
Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, 09.12.16: Kaliningrad and the Escalatory Spiral in the Baltics (et al)

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