For Leftists it’s not OK when Trump wants a border wall for this reason, but fine when Poland does it.
Warsaw is working on “sealing” the border amid fears that Moscow is using it as a conduit for illegal migration. Poland recently completed a similar barrier along its border with Belarus after a standoff over migrants.
Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said construction of a temporary barrier along the Polish-Russian border was due to begin on Wednesday.
The 2.5-meter (8-foot) high and 3-meter deep barrier will be built along the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, said Blaszczak.
Work on the barrier is due to be completed by the end of 2023.
With tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Polish authorities have suspected that Moscow plans to facilitate illegal border crossings by Asian and African migrants into the EU through Kaliningrad.
Blaszczak said he ordered the measure to strengthen Poland’s security “by sealing this border” after a recent decision by Russia’s aviation authority to launch flights from the Middle East and North Africa to Kaliningrad.
The Russian enclave of Kaliningrad resulted from Stalin’s rearrangement of East European borders in 1945 affecting Belarus, Ukraine, Eastern Germany and Poland. Up until then it had been the port city of Königsberg, part of Germany. —Eds