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Lithuania toughens Belarus border with razor wire to bar migrants

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By Andrius Sytas VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuania began building a 550-km (320-mile) razor wire barrier on its border with Belarus on Friday after accusing Belarusian authorities of flying in migrants from abroad to send illegally into the European Union. The government said the military-style wire coil would cost 4.9 million euros ($5.81 million) to put up and run along most of the frontier, which passes over sparsely populated areas and large stretches of forest and marsh. At a later date the barrier will be reinforced with a two metre (6.5 ft) high border fence topped by razor wire, costing an…

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