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    We Don't Need No Immigration: Poland Considers Wall on Border With Ukraine

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    The right-wing Polish political party National Movement has called for the construction of a wall on the border with Ukraine, which they claim will help stop an influx of illegal migrants, media reports said.

    Poland's Ruch Narodowy (National Movement) party strongly believes that building a wall on the border with Ukraine could add significantly to containing a flow of illegal migrants, Polish media reported.

    Sylwester Chruszcz, a representative of the party, was quoted by the Polish newspaper Wiadomosci as warning that this spring the Polish-Ukrainian border may well become a "channel for the transfer of illegal migrants to Poland."

    "This is why Poland should be prepared start building a wall [to protect itself] from the influx of refugees," he said.

    According to Chruszcz, if the Polish government says "no" to his party's proposal, it will be responsible for "a human tragedy because a wave of migrants will rush into Poland."

    He also said that the cost of the project will stand at about 225 million zlotys (60 million dollars). 

    Ukraine has been experiencing a humanitarian crisis since April 2014, when Kiev launched a military operation against independence supporters in the Donbass region.

    The United Nations said last year that the total number of Ukrainian refugees seeking any form of legal stay in neighboring countries had reached 770,000; most of them have sought asylum in Russia.

    In September 2014, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced plans for the construction of a wall on his country's border with Russia.

    The 200-million-dollar project entails a barrier about 2,000 kilometers long, which would stretch along Ukraine's actual border with Russia. It would include anti-tank trenches measuring four meters wide and two meters deep, as well as 17-meter tall metal watchtowers, observation posts, alarms, retaliatory weaponry and special border check-points.

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    • armor
      What a waste of money & resources ( I mean a wall with Russia...the only country which is a brother-country to Ukraine...the latter knows that in a final crunch, Russia will not let them down...)
    • in reply toarmor(Show commentHide comment)
      armor, I think Ukaine is heading to a "final solution", the country will split into W Ukraine and E Ukraine where the eastern part will look east and the western half will RUSH to Poland en masse demanding the promised "freedom" offered by the EU. Those in the West are not Russia's brothers, they are Poland's brothers. Let W Ukraine return to Poland - pay (out) day is coming for the EU.
    • armor
      It makes sense, Erik, thank you for telling us me that the western part is sort of pro-Poland, while the eastern part will naturally turn to Russia. So much to understand in all this !
    • slimyfoxin reply tolioproud(Show commentHide comment)
      You obviously have some brainwashed problems, my friend. That propaganda garbage is useless and worthless as it is prepared in Kiev, Brussels and Washington. Do you really believe that anyone with basic education will believe to that? Get a grip and be serious, do not humiliate yourself as your posts are your personal mirror, regardless of what do you think. The facts are those which counts not a outright lies and sick imaginations.
      Do you know that Ukrainian defence minister last year on a NATO meeting accused Russia of using 3 (three) nuclear devices in Donbas to justify loss of 17.000 Ukrainian troops, and even NATO Secr. gen. Stoltemberg who is ill if he does not spits over Russia told to that guy that he should stop to give such garbage on that level.
      Look no further, just look at internal Ukrainian actions and all is clear. Get a grip or seek psychiatric assistance.
    • armorin reply toslimyfox(Show commentHide comment)
      slimyfox, sorry, just asking : where was lioproud comment??
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