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Visualizing Europe’s Border ‘Fences’

ER Editor: It is linked to below, but the DW article on which this report is based uses this graphic: The report below, from Zerohedge which uses MSM sources, has a distinctly Russophobic ring. As […]
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ER Editor: It is linked to below, but the DW article on which this report is based uses this graphic:

The report below, from Zerohedge which uses MSM sources, has a distinctly Russophobic ring. As far as we are concerned, Putin isn’t responsible for Europe’s self-inflicted, Rothschild-sourced illegal migration headaches. None of this is mentioned, nor is the contradictory situation, that the EU is pushing these open border policies still WHILE THE FENCES ARE BEING PUT UP. 

Belarus’ Lukshenko may be gleefully contributing to this situation, however, which is indeed creating difficulties for Poland. See this report we just published by FreeWest Media titled Minsk District Has Become ‘Little Baghdad’.

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Visualizing Europe’s Border ‘Fences’

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Poland’s plan to build a fence at its border with Belarus to deter migrants would close one of the last major gaps in Eastern European border barriers.

Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes that, based on data gathered by Deutsche Welle, the Baltic states as well as Norway and Ukraine are already in the process of or have completed closing off critical parts of their borders with Russia and/or Belarus.

Infographic: Europe’s Border Fences | Statista

Infographic: Europe’s Border Fences | Statista

You will find more infographics at Statista

No fences exist yet on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border, the Ukrainian-Polish border or the much smaller Ukrainian-Slovakian and Ukrainian-Hungarian borders.

Poland’s announcement comes after Belarussian dictator Alexander Lukashenko has been accused of using migrants to destabilize Poland, allowing them to fly into his country on tourist visas and letting them proceed across the Polish border.

According to The Economist, European countries have built around 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) of border fences in the past 30 years, most of it since 2015. More than half of EU states now have physical barriers at their borders, including Denmark and Sweden – which have a fence between international and domestic train tracks at the last station before the Oresund bridge on the Danish side – as well as France, which fenced up access to the Channel Tunnel in Calais. More border barriers exist between Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria as well as between Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary.

Since borders often have natural barriers, like rivers, and otherwise inaccessible stretches, most border barriers do not run along the entirety of the national borders of the countries mentioned here.

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