Polish wall no deterrent to migrants en route from Africa, Cuba via Russia

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By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska KUZNICA, Poland (Reuters) – Poland’s 5.5-metre tall steel barrier, built on its border with Belarus, was meant to be a European version of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s wall, protecting the European Union’s eastern frontier from illegal migration. But the wall, stretching about 187 kms (116 miles) and set to be equipped with motion sensors and cameras, may not be enough to halt the steady flow of people trying to cross into Poland in the hope of a better life. Hungary’s nationalist government built its own border fence after the 2015 migration crisis to…

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