Russia begins the construction of a fence on the border of Crimea with Ukraine. The border wall should appear until 20 December this year. This term is defined a lot on the procurement website from the Border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Crimea. The price ceiling is determined in 212 million rubles.
Under the project, the fence will be a barrier cloth mesh welded gratings. Height above ground level is 2.1 meters, to avoid undermining the fence is to go 30 inches into the ground. In the upper part of the building will be installed vandal-resistant panel and razor wire. The fence must withstand temperatures from minus 60 to plus 65, a wind speed of 30 meters per second, to be protected against corrosion and durable — the warranty period shall be 10 years.
The total length specified in the order, is 49,5 kilometers, and the construction is scheduled in Krasnoperekopskiy district on the border with Kherson region. This point has caused most of the issues. The isthmus of Perekop, which is the border between Ukraine and Crimea, not more than 10 kilometers (at its widest point), and the average width and is about 8 kilometers. Where did almost 50 km radius? Social media users complained that the fence will be built in 5 rows to make sure no one could pass through it. But as it turned out, the documentation for the order indicates that the protective construction will be set also for “the protection of different objects”, so it is possible that the new fence will encompass not only a border, but other buildings owned by Russia’s FSB.
In the FSB the details of construction declined to comment, but noted that the construction boom is just another stage in the planned activities on engineering equipment of the Russian-Ukrainian border. I agree with the Department and the first Deputy Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Grigory Ioffe. In his opinion, do not make a sensation of basic safety measures. “In the document there are words like wall or fence. It says — “boom”. This is a common practice of border arrangement. Nothing special about it. Due to the fact that this border has a certain status, there is a big terrorist threat, there is a risk of penetration of the people with undesirable intentions of the Crimea. This is a common security measure. No political sense here to invest is not necessary. The guards know where some of the most vulnerable places through which there is a risk of penetration. Including kind of incident, when Mikhail Saakashvili freely crossed the Ukrainian border”, — told the “MK” Ioffe.
That part of Ukraine on the Peninsula regularly get some “undesirable elements” say, a summary of the FSB. Only last year, there have been several subversive groups working for the secret service, Square. The head of the Republic of Crimea also noted that the border to the Peninsula Ukrainian territory became “a hotbed of extremism and terrorism.”
However, most of the construction of the fence alarmed by Ukrainian media, according to which the construction of the fence will engage… the Ukrainians themselves. The Russian-Ukrainian border allegedly crossed about two thousand workers from the Square and checked into the hostel. In Ukraine there is no work, and then — this is beneficial in a row. However, officially confirm this information no one could.