Latvia to build fence along Belarus border

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Officials in Latvia said Wednesday that a 120-kilometre (74-mile) border fence with Belarus will be built as soon as a similar fence along the Baltic state’s border with Russia has been completed in 2018

Speaking on Latvian public radio, Olegs Jemasovs, the border guard chief for the southeast Daugavpils region, said 3.7 million euros ($4.3 million) would be spent on securing the country’s eastern borders in 2018, with the total cost of the Belarus fence expected to reach 10.5 million euros.

Lut 4d“The fence will be two metres high with barbed wire on top. It will not be a monolithic fence — there will be breaks due to natural obstacles such…

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