WorldViews: The Maginot Line didn’t stop the Nazis. Could a wall save Ukraine?

By Adam Taylor, September 3, 2014

As Ukraine looks increasingly under threat of a full-scale invasion, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk suggested a remarkable defense plan: A wall along its border with Russia.

Speaking at a government session Wednesday, Yatsenyuk listed the potentially huge construction project "the Wall" among other defense initiatives. "It means constructing a real state border infrastructure between Ukraine and the Russian Federation,” Yatsenyuk said on his English-language Twitter account.

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