Estonia to fence off from Russia

The Police and Border Guard Department of Estonia has stepped forward with an initiative to build a wall along the border with the Russian Federation, Estonian medias report.

26 August 2015 13:40

A 2,5 meter wall stretching for 100 kilometers is scheduled to be built along the Estonian-Russian border. The wall, to be fitted out with surveillance cameras, will be monitored by means of patrol drones.

Scheduled to be completed in 2018, the wall will cost EUR 70 million to build.

To prevent wildlife migration, a special extra fence will be installed. In hard to reach swampy areas border posts will simply be installed and strips of sand put in place.

Talks between Estonia and Russia on border demarcation have been going on since 1992.

In an attempt to ensure some minimum border security, the Estonian authorities floated a tender to install 760 posts on the border with Russia in May 2015.