On December 27, Russia announced the completion of the construction
of the border wall between Ukraine and Crimea, just as US President Trump was
frustrated by the delay in obtaining funds for a border wall. Russian media
took this opportunity to shout Trump on the 28th, emphasizing Russia’s advantages in
working hours and cost, which means “adding congestion”.
Video/Observer Network Zhang Yiqing
Trump, look! Russia’s Crimean-Ukraine border wall has been completed. “Despite the difficulties of some politicians in repairing the wall, Russia has completed the
border separation facility between Crimea and Ukraine,” the Russian website said today.
Screenshots of RT reports
RT emphasized the advantages of its “border wall” on the same day, “the construction only took more than a year, costing less than $3 million”.
On the 27th, the Russian Federation Security Bureau (FSB) announced the completion of the border separation facility between Crimea and Ukraine. It is
understood that the facility is 60 kilometers long and about 2 meters high. It is equipped with high-tech monitoring equipment such as vibration sensors and night vision cameras.
Graph from RT
In September 2017, construction started after the completion of the tender, with a contract value of 200 million rubles (about 2.88 million US dollars).
RT stressed in its report that Russia could build a “border wall” at such a low
cost and so quickly, while looking at US President Trump, it was criticized as
“unable even to start building a wall on the US-Mexico border”.
Some Russian netizens joked that from the tender to the completion, Russia only spent more than a year, the cost is still very low, “Trump will certainly be impressed by this?”
Some American netizens also made a calculation: “The Russian border wall needs about 47,000 US dollars per kilometer, and the
US-Mexico border is 3,145 kilometers long. According to this cost, we only need 150 million US dollars. We should let Russia build our wall.”
However, although the Russian “border wall” saves money, it may not be able to meet Trump’s “aesthetic standards”. US media had
previously estimated that the total cost of the US-Mexico border wall could exceed $20 billion.
On October 26, 2017, San Diego, USA, held a press conference to officially announce the completion of eight prototypes of the US-Mexico border wall
It was on the border wall that Trump was recently hampered by Democrats, so much so that the government budget deadlock caused the current partial closure of the U.S. government.
Whether the federal government can “open” this year is uncertain, and whether the border wall funding will be in place is even more uncertain. The U.S. House of
Representatives passed an Appropriation Bill on the 20th, allocating $5.3 billion for the construction of the U.S. -Mexico border wall and other
border security measures.
Democrats have been refusing to approve any appropriations for the construction of the border wall.
Trump has sacrificed his Christmas holidays because of the partial closure of the government and will cancel his New Year’s resolution to negotiate with all parties.
Russian media can not help asking, if Trump saw Russia’s
“border wall” successfully completed in such a short period of time, how do you feel?
In 1954, the Soviet leader Khrushchev classified Crimea as Ukraine; in March 2014, after the U.S. intervention in Ukraine’s political situation,
the Crimean people re-
merged into Russia through a referendum, causing long-term tensions between Russia and Ukraine and other Western countries.
According to Al Jazeera TV, after the completion of the Crimea-Ukraine border isolation facility,
Ukrainian Border Service spokesman Andriy Demchenko said on
28, “This may be a propaganda campaign by Russia to demonstrate its
efforts to strengthen security and declare that Crimea has left Ukraine.” “
I hope these fences will
not restrict the right of
Ukrainian citizens to visit
the Crimean Peninsula.”