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Russia–Ukraine barrier
Russia–Ukraine border
Type Border barrier
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built 2014–2015
Built by Ukraine
In use 2015–present
Current
condition
Active
Controlled by Armed Forces of Ukraine
Battles/wars War in Donbass

Russia–Ukraine barrier – also known as Ukrainian Wall or European Wall[1][2] – is a fortified border barrier currently under construction by Ukraine on the Russia–Ukraine border. The aim of the project is preventing Russian military and hybrid warfare intervention in Ukraine.[3][better source needed]

History[]

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk presented this project in 3 September 2014. On 12 September 2014, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated 100 million hryvnia[4] for the construction of fortifications on the border with Russia and on the border with Crimea. On 18 March 2015, the Ukrainian government allocated 865 million hryvnia to build fortifications on the border between Ukraine and Russia.[5]

On 20 August 2015, it was announced that Ukraine has completed 546 km of the fortification line.[6] 139 million hryvnia has been used for construction of the wall.[2]

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