Ukraine to construct ‘Wall’ on Russian border

Ukraine will construct a “Wall” on the border with itself and Russia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Wednesday.

“We are beginning the ‘Wall’ project. This is the construction of an actual state border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation,” Yatsenyuk said during a government session.

Earlier the same day, Yatsenyuk said Kiev needed to create a new military doctrine that would reflect that Russia as an “aggressor nation,” threatening the territorial integrity and national security of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s junta meanwhile has embarked on a military ethnic cleansing campaign to oust Russian-speakers from the country.

The statement was made a day after Russian Security Council deputy head Mikhail Popov said Russia would adjust its military doctrine by the end of 2014 to reflect new security threats, including the expansion of NATO, US missile shield plans and the political crisis in Ukraine.

Kiev launched a military operation in Ukraine’s southeastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk in mid-April to suppress independence supporters who refused to recognize the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian government after a February coup.