Estonia to spend 188 million euros to reinforce border with Russia

Deutsche Welle reports that construction of infrastructure and equipment for technical surveillance systems on the Estonian border with Russia is scheduled to begin in 2019 and continue through 2026. The total cost of the project is expected to be 188 million euros.

On Saturday, June 2, the Estonian parliament, called the Riigikogu, reported on its website that the Estonian Ministry of the Interior has partnered with the European border guard service Frontex for the project.

Earlier, the legal commission and the special commission of the parliament on supervision of security institutions examined the progress of work on a 3.5-km-long test section.

According to the Chairman of the special commission, Raivo Aeg, the planned investments should create the conditions necessary for cooperation between Estonian law enforcement agencies, security agencies, and military forces.

The length of Estonia's border with Russia is over 330 kilometers. A project to strengthen the border with a preliminary cost of 79 million euros was initially presented in 2015.

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who visited the combat zone in the Donbas on May 24th, has called the situations in Ukraine and Georgia war and occupation.

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