IN the UNITED states are fighting president Trump for his wall at the border to Mexico, as the Democrats will not be to finance.
As a result, a large part of the public sector shut down in the world's largest economy.
The problem, his colleague in the Russian parliament, the Kremlin, in turn, did not.
recently, president Putin and the secret service FSB namely unveiled, to have completed the building of a 60-kilometer-long wall on the border between Ukraine and the Russian annexation of the Crimea.
It writes the Norwegian media VG.
You should not further back than september 2017, when the secret service put murbyggeriet in the offer. In 15 months the russians have built the wall, which in practice is a fence with advanced surveillance equipment.
the Purpose of the dkk 25 million, expensive wall is according to the Russian authorities, to 'prevent possible sabotage and rekognosceringsgrupper from the neighbouring country' - Ukraine.
Valentina Boldyreva (tv) can not meet up with his sister Raisa Jakovleva, because a three-metre high fence separates them at the border between Russia and Ukraine. Photo: AP/Evgeniy Maloletka
Not only wall
Russia annexed the, under great protests from the West, the peninsula of Crimea in 2014, and ever since, Russian soldiers guarded the border with Ukraine. With the new wall, it is supposed, that the security must be tightened further in the uroplagede area.
But in fact it is not the only wall between the two countries.
There is also a wall between the countries in the eastern Ukraine up against Russia. The city, which is called Milove on the Ukrainian side and Tjertkovo on the Russian side, has also been divided by a three metre high fence.
And the conflict between the two sides can be felt by the local population on both sides. The border between Ukraine and Russia has moved several times over the last century, and therefore the family members caught on either side of the fence in the borderlands.
Earlier in december, met the news agency AP the sisters Valentina Boldyreva and Raisa Jakovleva. They are forced to meet each other on the city's main street, which is shared by the large security fence.
- We see through the window and at the high fence. It is like living in a prison, said Valentina Boldyreva to the AP.
the Wall between Crimea and Ukraine is just the latest installment in a conflict that daily tests the already strained relations between the two states.
25. november accused the Ukraine the russians for the gratuitous to have fired some of their vessels in the kerch strait off the peninsula of the Crimea. Russia argued instead, that the Ukrainian navy illegally intruded into Russian territorial waters and did not comply with an order to stop.
During the action several Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia, which triggered a diplomatic crisis, which the UN then felt obliged to convene an emergency meeting to curb the escalating konfilkt.
Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, and French president, Emmanuel Macron, called Friday on Russia to free the 24 Ukrainian sailors, as the russians retain. It rejected, however, the russians promptly, and that is why the Ukrainian sailors still in Russian custody.
Russia blocked in november for the kerch strait, in the beginning of december again opened for access.