Ukraine to speed up Project Stina on Russian border in April

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

KYIV. March 27 (Interfax) – The Ukrainian State Border Service will speed up the construction of a security line along the Russian border, including Crimea, in April to fulfill Project Stina (Wall). “An active phase of engineering works on the border will resume in early April. In all, the project will take three years,” service spokesman Oleh Slobodyan said at […]

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Russia’s transborder traffic 80 times higher than in Soviet Union times

Truck at Russian Border Crossing

(Interfax – May 27, 2013) About 167 million people and nearly 27 million vehicles crossed the Russian state border last year, which was 22 percent more than in 2011. “The trend persists in 2013. Back in the Soviet period, the number of persons allowed to cross the state border was roughly 2-2.5 million per year. The number grew to 167 […]

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