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Vilnius, Moscow sign documents on border demarcation — Lithuanian Foreign Ministry

December 20, 2017, 17:49 UTC+3 VILNIUS

The Russian-Lithuanian border is 294.4 kilometers long

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VILNIUS, December 20. /TASS/. Five documents concerning the demarcation of the Lithuanian-Russian border were signed in Vilnius on Wednesday, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

According to the ministry, the two countries’ ambassadors at large, Gintautas Vasiulis and Alexei Obukhov, signed a protocol describing the border line, a relevant map, a protocol on border signs, a catalogue of coordinates and the final protocol.

Now the documents will be submitted for approval to the Lithuanian and Russian governments. "After that, the demarcation of the Lithuanian border will be completed," the country’s Foreign Ministry noted.

Lithuania and Russia have installed a total of 559 border signs. Vilnius started the border demarcation process in the summer of 2011.

The Russian-Lithuanian border is 294.4 kilometers long. The demarcation process cost Vilnius €1.2 mln.

The Russian sector was the last part of the border which needed to be demarcated.

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