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Estonia signs agreement on construction of border with Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is expected to take up to three years in order to finish the project
12:19, 13 May 2020

Estonia is expected to start construction of the border with Russia
RIA Novosti

The Republic of Estonia has signed an agreement on the first stage of construction of the border with Russia. It will take up to three years to build the border, ERR reports.

"The Police and Border Guard Department has signed an agreement on the first stage of border construction in the south-east of Estonia," the statement said.

It is noted that the construction of the 23.5 km long border section will take up to three years and almost 20 million euros. The first stage is the creation of infrastructure on the 23.5 km long section of the Estonian-Russian border next to Virumaa: from the point where the borders of Latvia, Russia and Estonia connect to the Cerebi village.

Related: Russia’s aircraft violates Estonia's airspace

It is also noted that the total length of Estonia's land border with Russia is about 135 km, and a tender for the construction of the next stage will be announced in the coming months.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with his Estonian counterpart Kersti Kaljulaid.

The parties discussed joint measures for effective counteraction against the spread of Covid-19 disease. 

Related: Estonia does not plan to ratify border treaty with Russia

 

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