In anticipation of the September training maneuvers of the Russian army in Lithuania began construction of 45-meter high defensive wall with a height of two meters on the border with Russia to avoid provocations.
The cost of this project is 3.6 million Euro, writes on Monday, June 5, the news Agency Reuters citing the statement of interior Minister of this country.
The security fence will clearly show the border between Kaliningrad and Lithuania, and installed it equipment will instantly let you know about any violation.
For Lithuania and other Baltic republics, which gained independence in 1991 but remains home to large Russian communities, the accumulation of Russian troops near their borders looks menacing in light of the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, seized by the Kremlin in 2014, says this article.
Russia hides the scale maneuvers, which it conducts every four years on their Western borders, but analysts believe that they will be the largest in the last quarter of a century. According to them, the exercise will be attended by about 100,000 people.
The recent arrival of 1,000 troops of PATO in Poland and in the Baltic States caused concern to Moscow, which called it»a bad idea».
The United States will double its troops in the region during military exercises, said the official representative of the Alliance on the condition of anonymity.