Estonia to begin installing buoys along water border with Russia

Buoys will be installed along the water border separating Estonia from Russia. Photo is illustrative. Source: (Urmas Luik/Pärnu Postimees)

In cooperation with the Maritime Administration, the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) will begin installing buoys along 126 kilometers of Lakes Peipus, Lämmijärv and Pskov in May.

According to Aimar Köss, senior officer at the PPA's Integrated Border Management Bureau, the buoys will mark the border zone, reported regional Tartu Postimees.

The border zone will be marked in order to prevent illegal border crossings or cases of entering the zone, which extends 200 and 50 meters from the border.

The border zone on Lakes Peipus, Lämmijärv and Pskov will be marked by up to 171 buoys along 126 kilometers; buoys will also be placed along the border zone in Narva Reservoir.

All buoys will be labeled with a trilingual Estonian-Russian-English warning sign reading, "Stop! Estonian state border!"

The construction of the entire water and land border separating Estonia from Russia will cost a total of €74 million.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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