Russian neighbour ramps up border defences with 10ft barbed wire fence

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    A country neighbouring Russia has started work on extreme defence and security measures along the shared border.

    Finland is building a 10-foot barbed wire fence where their territory meets Russia's, following a Nato vote.

    The Finnish Border Guard confirmed they have begun terrain work which to clear the forest to make way for the fences.

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    It comes after the country’s government approved legislation to pave the way to join Nato.

    The Guardian reported that the light wooden fences currently in place along the 1,300-kilometer border are primarily to keep livestock in place.

    In a bid to stop Russians from escaping conscription, the wood is being swapped for 10-foot barbed wire fences, night vision cameras, lights, and speakers.

    The Nordic country is hoping to erect 200 kilometres of new border fences, at a whopping amount of £336 million.

    It comes after more than 10,000 Russians fled the country after Vladimir Putin ordered reservists to the front lines of the war.

    METRO reported that in the days following the leader's order nearly 60,000 Russians queued at Finland’s four checkpoints.

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    Both Finland and Sweden had previously remained clear of international conflicts, but have now applied to join Nato following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.

    The publication added that Finland’s president Sauli Niinistö is reportedly determined to be ratified into the military alliance, along with Sweden, by July.

    Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said: “The time is now to ratify and to fully welcome Finland and Sweden as members.”

    Turkey and Hungary are the only nations in the 30-member military alliance who haven’t formally endorsed Sweden and Finland’s accession.

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