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Poland To Construct Watchtowers Along Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad

Poland MiliatryNATO member Poland will build observation towers along its 200-kilometre-long border with Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad, Polish news agency PAP reported on Monday.

According to the report, six towers ranging from 35 to 50 metres in height will be constructed to ensure 24 hour CCTV monitoring of the border with Kaliningrad.

The cost of the towers is estimated to be over 14 million złoty (3.7 million euros, $3.8 million), a spokeswoman for Poland’s border police said, adding that 75% of the amount would come from an EU fund for external borders.

Last month Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė warned that Russia had sent nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad, which could “reach even Berlin”.

Kaliningrad, wedged between Poland to the south and Lithuania to the north and east, is home to Russia’s Baltic Fleet.


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