Latvia to strengthen security on border with Russia

12:03, 17 March 2015
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Latvia intends to equip the eastern border with Russia and Belarus with a modern security system and will spend EUR 15 million on measures to stop illegal crossing of the border, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported on Tuesday.

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"Within four years, we are planning to establish on the eastern border a border strip 12 meters wide, equipped with modern security systems. It will improve the response time of Latvian border guards," Latvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis said.

"In addition, Latvia needs a new project to fight with the growing number of illegal border crossing. Investment of about EUR 15 million is required to implement this initiative of the Latvian authorities," he said.

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