Not taking any chances on Russia's current war-like modus operandi in Ukraine from spreading to its country, Poland will build six watchtowers to survey its 200-kilometer-long border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, the Newsmax website reports today (April 7, 2015).
The six towers will be up to 164 feet high and ready in June of this year for round-the-clock surveillance, the spokeswoman for Poland's border police told the Polish news agency, PAP.
They will cost more than $3.8 million, but 75 percent of the amount will come from the EU (European Union) fund for external borders.
Kaliningrad is near the Baltic Sea -- sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania -- both EU members. Russia's seizure and annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea -- and its continued aggression in Ukraine -- have caused unease in the Baltic states and Poland, all of which were controlled by Soviet Russia after World War II until 1991.