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Ukraine wants the wall along the Russian border

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Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration deputy head Hennadiy Korban has presented to the Ukrainian presidential administration an engineering project of a 1,920-kilometer-long wall along the Russian border valued at about 100 million euros.

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"This project is proposed by Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration head Ihor Kolomoyskyi. It can be fulfilled within six months," Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration deputy head Svyatoslav Oleynik told Interfax.

The project stipulates the construction of a 1,920-kilometer-long blind metal fence along the Russian border; the electric fence will be made of high strength steel and have a barbed wire on top. It is proposed to build the fence in the Donetsk, Kharkov and Lugansk regions.

The project says the approaches to the wall will be blocked by deep and wide ditches and barbed wire, which will keep off civilians, animals, cars and armored vehicles. The space between ditches and the fence will be protected with signal and antipersonnel mines. The Ukrainian army, border guards and National Guard will be deployed along the wall.

"Charities will finance this project. Everything the project needs is made in Ukraine; from this point of view, this is In his opinion, a number of enterprises of the Dnepropetrovsk region can contribute to the project.

It will cost about 50 million euro to install a metal fence along 1,920 kilometers of the state border. The overall value of engineering works will not exceed 100 million euros, said Mr. Oleynyk. He did not rule out financial contributions of the government either.

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