Poland presents plan for electronic fence at Kaliningrad border

Poland is preparing to build an electric border fence with the Russian semi-enclave of Kaliningrad.

Border guard spokeswoman Lt. Anna Michalska said the plan to build the barrier had to be submitted for approval.

According to Radio Poland, construction will begin in March and will use a system of sensors and cameras to monitor the border around the clock, regardless of weather conditions.

She told the station: “Officers [will] get a glimpse of the border at the headquarters of the Border Guard Division. Alerts will be sent from detection systems and the algorithms of these alerts will be built in such a way that border guards can only respond to real border crossing attempts by people, not animals. “

Polish army soldiers install barbed wire on the border between Poland and the Russian semi-enclave of Kaliningrad on November 14, 2022. The Polish government is preparing to build a fence along its border with Russia.

Although Poland does not share a border with Russia proper, it does share a 130-mile border with the Kaliningrad region, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania.

Michalska added: “So far we have used portable perimetry systems, and [that] worked perfectly at all sections of the border.

“That is why, for many years, we have been recommending that such safeguards be created on the sections of the Polish border which constitute the external border of the European Union.

“This is a very important element when it comes to securing the state border, but the most important element of the system is a well-trained, experienced officer who knows and performs his duties. GOOD.”

Poland has been a strong supporter of Ukraine during its war with Moscow.

He also accused Russia and its ally Belarus of using migrants as part of a campaign to destabilize Europe.

Last week, border guards said they arrested people from Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

He added: “It is confirmed once again that the whole procedure of illegal crossing of the Polish-Belarusian border is artificially induced and supervised by Belarusian services and criminal groups cooperating with them. This is an activity extremely profitable, a procedure from which both the Belarusian services and their organizers make a profit.

“For example, a person leading foreigners across the Polish-Belarusian border (for the task performed) was to receive $2,500 and was only one of the elements of the organization of the illegal crossing of the border from our country, the outer border of Europe Syndicate.

“Border guards deal effectively with this phenomenon. Smugglers are selected and ‘chosen’ from revealed groups of migrants. They cannot count on a quick return to Belarus. Some of them are charged, and all subject to administrative procedures leading to their return to their country of origin”.

Newsweek has contacted border guards for comment.


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