The representative of the State Border Guard of Latvia, Evgenia Poznyak, stated that the first three kilometers of a fence has been built along the Latvian-Russian border, Leta reported. The fence is three meters high and was built on the territory of the Ludza Border Guard Service.
The Ludza region borders with the Pskov region of Russia and the Vitebsk region of Belarus. Latvian authorities are planning to complete the construction of the fence in four years. The building of the fence was launched in December 2015.
The total length of the fence will be 92 kilometers and will cost 17 million euros. It is expected that the fence will be equipped with video surveillance cameras and motion sensors. The Government of Estonia is planning to build a 2.5 meter high fence on the border with Russia for the 100th anniversary of the Republic which will be celebrated in February 2018.