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Estonia drawing up plan to erect thousand boundry markers on control line with Russia

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A Russian border marker (L) and an Estonian warning sign are pictured near the Estonian-Russian border, where, according to Estonia’s officials, its security officer Eston Kohver was abducted in the south-east part of country, near the village of Miikse, Estonia

Estonian ministries are drawing up a plan to put up on the temporary control line with Russia 760 border posts and 412 floating border markers. The draft decision is part of a 79-million-euro-worth programme for modernising the Estonian-Russian border, even though the bilateral border treaty has not been ratified yet.

The aim is to better inform the public about the border and reduce border violations in the wake of Eston Kohver’s abduction at the border. The posts are over 2 meters high and bear the Estonian coat of arms.

ERR reports that the bill for the project has been drawn up and is currently circulating government ministries and has been sent to the Police and Border Guard Board for comments. It will also need government backing approval.

If approved, project should be complete by 2017 and worth around 2.5 million euros.

The Estonian-Russian border treaty was signed at the beginning of 2014, but has not been ratified yet. Estonian politicians have said that they are ready to proceed, but Russian officials have been slower, although minor steps have been taken by the Russian side in recent months, ERR wrote.


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  1. Linda says:

    If Russian Duma continues to block delay this I suggest that Estonian government recinds the decision and reverts to 1920 Tartu Peace Treaty, et al.

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