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Finland shows what a version of the fence on the border looks like

May 30, 2023

The Finnish Border Guard has shown what a test version of the fence to be built on the Finnish-Russian border looks like.

This was reported by the Finnish broadcaster Yle.

Border guards invited the press to inspect a test section of the barbed wire fence being built in the town of Pelkola in Imatra on the eastern border.

The three-kilometer fence is being built to test the functionality of the barrier fence. The height of the fence is about four meters. Its construction should be completed in the summer of 2023.


After the pilot phase is completed, a total of 200 kilometers of barriers will be built along Finland's eastern border.

In early May, the Border Guard of Southeastern Finland published photos of the fence, which caused a mixed reaction on social media. Commentators on social media believed that the fence looked unreliable and resembled a dog playground fence.

Border guards responded to the criticism by pointing out that the photos depicted an unfinished structure and stated that the picture did not give a true picture of all the characteristics of the fence.

Author - Olena Madiak, 30/05/2023

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