Posts tagged as state border

153 persons were detained in 2019 for trespassing the Latvian state border

Friday, February 28, 2020

The number of people detained for illegally crossing the Latvian state border dropped last year, according to information released by the State Border Guard. Altogether, 153 persons were detained in 2019 for trespassing the state border, down from 272 people in 2018. In 2017, border guards detained 188 persons for crossing the border illegally. The number of persons illegally crossing the so-called “green” border fell from 202 in 2018 to…

Eight-year-long Latvian-Russian state border demarcation process concludes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Latvian-Russian state border demarcation documents have come to force. 21 April 2018 marked the conclusion of the two countries’ joint border demarcation process that lasted eight years, as reported by Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry’s press-centre. During the demarcation process, officials performed marking of the border line along 283.6 km, 638 border signs were installed. Officials also developed accurate borders for riverbanks and lakes. Island ownership was also clarified. Latvia’s Foreign…