Posts tagged as Border

Trump border wall between US and Mexico blows over in high winds

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A section of Donald Trump’s much-vaunted border wall between the United States and Mexico has blown over in high winds, US border patrol officers have been reported as saying. The steel panels, more than nine metres (30ft) high, began to lean at a sharp angle on the border between the Californian town of Calexico and Mexicali in Mexico amid gusts on Wednesday. The section of wall was under construction at…

Lithuania moves ahead with new checkpoint on Russian border

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Lithuanian Cabinet gave a go-ahead for establishing a new crossing point on the border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. “The new Rambynas-Dubki border crossing point will connect Panemunė and Sovetsk and increase the throughput of border checkpoints between Lithuania and Kaliningrad Region,” the Transport Ministry told BNS in a comment on Wednesday. The new post is expected to start operating in late 2020 after Russia completes the construction…

Moscow: Estonia’s rhetoric re territorial claims does not benefit bilateral relations

Friday, November 22, 2019

Estonia’s rhetoric in connection with the territorial claims to Russia does not benefit bilateral relations, this issue is closed for Moscow once and forever, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu recently said that Estonia should not abolish the principles of the Tartu Peace Treaty for the sake of the ratification of the border agreement with Russia. Russia’s non-recognition of the Tartu Peace Treaty…

Russia will sign border treaty if Estonia gives up territorial claims

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Russia wants Estonia to relinquish its territorial claims before moving forward with the ratification of the border treaty between the two countries, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “We expect our Estonian partners to abide by their commitments on ratification, including the abandonment of any political additions,” said Sergey Belyaev, Director of the Second European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in an interview with RIA…

Belarus to increase troop presence on Lithuanian border, adjust military plans with Russia

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Minsk will deploy additional troops to the Lithuanian border and adjust plans of the Russian-Belarusian regional military taskforce, Belarus’  Defence   Minister Andrei Ravkov told reporters on Tuesday. This comes in response to additional defence measures in the Baltic states and Poland, according to Andrei Ravkov quoted by the Russian state-owned news agency TASS. “It is understandable it is neither aggression nor a direct military threat. But the growing military…

St. Petersburg animal activists want Estonia to send bears back to Russia

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In a letter to Estonian Minister of the Environment Rene Kokk, Russian animal activists are asking to leave the two bears that have caused a lot of commotion in Estonia’s Valga county alive and guide them back to Russia if possible, Postimees reported. Jelena Bobrova, president of the St. Petersburg-based animal welfare organization “Baltiskaya zabota o zhivotnyh,” says in the letter to the Estonian minister that her concerns are caused by…

NATO’s right to deploy in Latvia in crisis situations to be outlined in legislation

Monday, July 15, 2019

In the event of crisis situations NATO forces will be able to deploy in Latvia from beyond its border, as provided by amendments to the Latvian State Border Law the government will discuss on 16 July. Amendments state that people who arrive in Latvia as part of NATO forces to provide assistance in emergency situations or in exceptional cases, including while taking part in exercises, will be able to cross…

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

Turkey: Several killed in explosion near border with Syria

Friday, July 5, 2019

Turkey’s state-run news agency says an explosion inside a vehicle near Turkey’s border with Syria has left a number of people dead and injured. Anadolu Agency says the blast occurred Friday in the border town of Reyhanli. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. The report says several ambulances and police vehicles have been sent to the scene.

Trees worth two hundred thousand euros disappear in Latvian border works

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Developing the Latvia-Russia border, in eastern Latvia, a protected natural territory has been destroyed and timber worth over two hundred thousand euros has disappeared, reported Nekā Personīga programme of TV3 channel. According to a Nekā Personīga report of Sunday, June 16, the clearing of a 12-metre wide border stretch in remote areas that are difficult to access is one of the last works in building the Latvia-Russia border. In late…