Spiegel: Ukrainian "the wall" on the borderline with Russia has turned into the fence
In the process of the election campaign Petro Poroshenko has promised to turn Ukraine into a fortress wall protecting it. The result was only a metal fence and a couple of motion sensors, writes.
Kiev's plans for the construction of the West wall was met with bewilderment. The border with Russia stretches over two thousand kilometers, and to build a wall is a daunting task, too costly for Ukraine.
anyway Poroshenko made a promise to build capacity in the latest fashion defense of science. The idea was suffered by users of Facebook that have created a social group for supporting this project and required to build a wall 10 meters high.
The project was criticized as Pro-Russian and Pro-Western camp in the Ukraine. Yulia Tymoshenko explained that from a military point of view, the wall does not make sense. In response to criticism of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that will provide unhappy " ticket to the other side of the border ".
at the same time in Kiev began to understand that the term "wall" is causing in the West is not the best Association. Now the Ukrainian authorities declare "European Vale" and " line ".
The project isn't moving along so famously, as could be predicted during the election campaign. Even more Yatsenyuk does not want to build a concrete wall and supports the installation of cameras with movement sensors.
in the end, instead of a wall on part of the border has a metallic fence with watchtowers. In addition, dug 150 kilometers of trenches and antitank ditches.
however, among the inhabitants of the enthusiasm faded, highlights Der Spiegel: in a support group on Facebook last entry dates back to January.