A ‘barbed wire curtain’ rises in Europe amid war in Ukraine


              FILE - People traveling from Russia in cars and coaches queue to cross the border to Finland at the Vaalimaa border check point in Virolahti, Finland, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. MThe long border between Finland and Russia runs through thick forests and is marked only by wooden posts with low fences meant to stop stray cattle. Soon, a stronger, higher fence will be erected on parts of the frontier. (Jussi Nukari./Lehtikuva via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Russian passengers exit a bus to the passport control at the Vaalimaa border check point between Finland and Russia in Virolahti, Eastern Finland Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. The long border between Finland and Russia runs through thick forests and is marked only by wooden posts with low fences meant to stop stray cattle. Soon, a stronger, higher fence will be erected on parts of the frontier. (Sasu M'kinen/Lehtikuva via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Polish soldiers begin laying a razor wire barrier along Poland's border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad in Wisztyniec, Poland, on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2022. At the beginning of November 2022, Polish soldiers began laying coils of razor wire on the border with Kaliningrad, a Russian region wedged between Poland and Lithuania. (AP Photo/Michal Kosc, File)
            
              FILE - Polish soldiers begin laying a razor wire barrier along Poland's border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad in Wisztyniec, Poland, on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2022. At the beginning of November 2022, Polish soldiers began laying coils of razor wire on the border with Kaliningrad, a Russian region wedged between Poland and Lithuania. (AP Photo/Michal Kosc, File)
            
              FILE - Polish soldiers begin laying a razor wire barrier along Poland's border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad in Wisztyniec, Poland, on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2022. At the beginning of November 2022, Polish soldiers began laying coils of razor wire on the border with Kaliningrad, a Russian region wedged between Poland and Lithuania. (AP Photo/Michal Kosc, File)
            
              FILE - Polish border guards patrol the area of a newly built metal wall on the border between Poland and Belarus, near Kuznice, Poland, Thursday, June 30, 2022. When relations with Belarus deteriorated after its authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko was declared the winner of an election widely seen as fraudulent, the government in Minsk sent thousands of migrants streaming across the EU's frontiers. In response, Poland and Lithuania erected walls along their borders with Belarus. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk, File)
            
              FILE - A Polish border guard patrols the area of a newly built metal wall on the border between Poland and Belarus, near Kuznice, Poland, Thursday, June 30, 2022. When relations with Belarus deteriorated after its authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko was declared the winner of an election widely seen as fraudulent, the government in Minsk sent thousands of migrants streaming across the EU's frontiers. In response, Poland and Lithuania erected walls along their borders with Belarus. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk, File)
            
              FILE - Guards and the military watching the start of work on the first part of a 180 kilometers (115 miles) and 5.5 meter (18ft)-high metal wall intended to block migrants from Belarus crossing illegally into EU territory, in Tolcze, near Kuznica, Poland, Jan. 27, 2022. When relations with Belarus deteriorated after its authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko was declared the winner of an election widely seen as fraudulent, the government in Minsk sent thousands of migrants streaming across the EU's frontiers. In response, Poland and Lithuania erected walls along their borders with Belarus. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)