Latvia to fence off border with Russia

Prime Minister of Latvia Maris Kuchinskis supports the idea of building a wall on the border with Russia.

17 May 2016 11:20

According to the politician, such a measure is necessary in the fight against the Russian refugee inflow to the EU.

- We will strengthen the border not only with Russia but with Belarus as well. However, it won’t be a new Berlin Wall, rather a means to take control. We need to know who is coming to us and register all these people, Kuchinskis told in an interview with Focus.

The politician also said that Russia does not send refugees to the Baltic countries for political reasons, and it deserves "being thanked for that."

- But, theoretically, it is a weapon Moscow can use against us, said Kuchinskis.

The Prime Minister does not believe this structure can be called a true wall capable to defend the country in case of Russian attack.

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