six NATO member countries, neighbors of Russia, will erect a “drone wall”

six NATO member countries, neighbors of Russia, will erect a “drone wall”
six NATO member countries, neighbors of Russia, will erect a “drone wall”
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GENYA SAVILOV / AFP The six NATO member countries neighboring Russia agreed this Friday, May 24 to erect a “drone wall”. (illustrative photo: marine drone, taken on May 23, 2024 in kyiv)

GENYA SAVILOV / AFP

The six NATO member countries neighboring Russia agreed this Friday, May 24 to erect a “drone wall”. (illustrative photo: marine drone, taken on May 23, 2024 in kyiv)

INTERNATIONAL – A wall of defense. In the context of the war in Ukraine, six NATO member countries neighboring Russia agreed to build a “drone wall” in order to defend their borders against ” Provocation “the Lithuanian government announced this Friday, May 24.

“This is a completely new thing, a wall of drones stretching from Norway to Poland. The goal is to use drones and other technologies to protect our borders”, Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite told the BNS news agency. She spoke after discussions with her counterparts from the other Baltic states, Estonia and Latvia, as well as Finland, Norway and Poland.

Systems for intercepting enemy drones

“It is not only about physical infrastructure, surveillance systems, but also drones and other technologies, which would allow us to protect ourselves against provocations from hostile countries and prevent smuggling”she added.

In addition to deploying drones to monitor the border, these countries would use systems to intercept enemy drones.

Agne Bilotaite did not give a timetable for this project, approved due to current security concerns in the region, while Russia has been waging war in Ukraine for more than two years.

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