Ukraine is planning to build a wall along the Ukrainian-Russian border

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The rumor surfaced up the first time in early summer; apparently, the idea brainstormed by Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomojski. He reasoned that a fence along the Ukrainian-Russian border that might be realized from private donations, could be an effective tool of preserving the territorial integrity of the country.

The idea then, seemed a little extravagant but today more and more Ukrainian politician promoting the plan -- recently, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk brought up the issue in his Twitter post; he said there was a real need to construct a structure along the Ukrainian-Russian border what he called "The Wall" project.

The problem is that the common Ukrainian-Russian border is 2,000 kilometers long and building a wall along the full length of the border would cost an extraordinary amount of money.

A wall along the border could also prevent rebels from easily crossing into Russia and Russian arm supplies to the people's militia fighting for independence reasoned the Ukrainian politicians.

The United States government under an agreement with Ukraine concluded in April pledged half a million dollars worth of barbed wire for “The Wall” project.

Leaders of the People's Republic of Donetsk have already announced that they had no intention of allowing the construction of a wall or any kind of structure along the republic's border with Russia calling the plan an utopia.

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