A security fence along the Lithuanian border with the Russian Kaliningrad region will be completed on Wednesday after over six months of construction.
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The fence was built in stretches of the Lithuania-Russia state border that runs on dry land, with the exception of a few stretches next to small rivers. The total length of the fence is over 40 km.

Border guards have already installed technical surveillance systems along the 109-kilometer-long river section of the border with Russia.

The aim of the fence is to curb smuggling and keep illegal migrants out of the country.

The construction work was started in the Sakiai district in early June. The work was carried out by a Vilkaviškis company, Gintrėja, for over 1 million euros.

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