NATO allies plan ‘drone wall’ as Russia tests Baltic borders

A group of NATO allies has agreed to establish a “drone wall” to monitor the trans-Atlantic alliance’s borders with Russia amid a series of measures from Moscow that point to increasing “hybrid” pressure in the Baltic States region.

“This is a completely new thing — a drone wall stretching from Norway to Poland,” Lithuanian Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė told regional media on Friday. “And the goal is to use drones and other technologies to protect our borders … against provocations from unfriendly countries and to prevent smuggling.”

Bilotaitė and her counterparts envision a border security network stretching from Norway and Finland to the Baltic States and Poland. Those drone networks could provide an early warning in the event of a crisis that warrants a mass evacuation,
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