Norway building border fence with Russia, too many refugees coming through arctic
Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 26, 2016
Invasion of Europe news….
Everybody wants a fence these days!
From the Independent:
Norway is building a steel fence at its arctic border with Russia after an influx of thousands of refugees last year.
The new fence, which will be around 660 feet long and 11 feet high, will stretch from the Skorskog [typo apparently, should be Storskog—ed] border point, sources in the Norwegian government told Reuters.
Construction of the fence is due to finish before winter frosts set in, making it harder to enter Norway through the forest.
Last year, Russia and Norway battled to repeatedly reject the same refugees.
Norway said it would begin sending refugees who have Russian residency permits back to Russia, arguing it had received no “satisfactory” explanation from Russia as to why it sent so many refugees to Norway rather than Finland.
Go here to see the graphic with the huge spike in Syrians claiming asylum in Norway in the last year.
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