: Estonia is building a high-security fence along the Russian border

19:59 Apr. 29, 2016

Estonia is building a high-security fence along the Russian border

Members of the Estonian Scouts Battalion coordinate movements during the NATO 'Spring Storm' military exercises on May 18, 2014 near Sengaste, Estonia (Getty Images)

Project is estimated to cost 70 million euro

Estonia will build a high-security wall along the Russian border. According to Estonia's Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur, the fence will be finished before 2018, since in two years the country is going to celebrate the 100-anniversary of Estonian Republic.

"The project is about to cost 70 million euro. Apart from the defence wall we strive for setting proper borderline infrastructure around," said Hanno Pevkur.

Read also Polish Defence Minister wants NATO to strengthen its eastern border

According to the technical documents, the wall is set to be 2,5 metres high and 135 kilometres in length, equipped with barriers against animals and warning lights.

This year Tallinn will issue approximately 20 million euro, as well as strengthen the borders sending more troops to the frontier line.

Baltic countries continues strengthening its borders in view of constantly increasing Russia's provocations. As reported earlier, Latvia also started erecting high-security fence along its border with Russia.

Watch also Phase one of fence construction along the Latvian-Russian border complete

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