Estonia began to fence itself off from Russia with a barbed-wire fence. This was stated by the head of the border division of the Police and Border Guard Board of the Republic of Estonia Egert Belichev, ERR.ee reported.
In total, at the first stage, according to the Estonian official, 20,5 km of the border will be built.
Currently, work is underway on the first 8 kilometers. As part of the border development program, all the necessary infrastructure is being built: roads for patrolling, communication systems, electricity and sewerage are being laid.
"Half of the access roads and a kilometer of fencing are ready. There are elements that need to be added, but the fence itself is already standing," the official said.
To prevent Russia from entering Estonia, the Estonian side will install an electronic security system and plans to use drones. CCTV cameras and sensor sensors will be complemented by a 90-meter high fence with barbed wire for 2,5 km.
The total length of the Estonian-Russian border is 338 kilometers, of which 135 kilometers are by land, 126 kilometers by lakes, 176 kilometers by rivers.
As we reported earlier, in 2014, then Ukrainian Premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced the beginning of the construction of a physical border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
The construction was supposed to be completed in 2018, but the deadlines were extended to 2021. Now it is planned to postpone the implementation of the Wall project for another four years, that is, by 2025.