Russian Ambassador to Lithuania: Russia is ready to simplify visa regime with neighboring countries

Russian Ambassador to Lithuania: Russia is ready to simplify visa regime with neighboring countries

KALININGRAD, December 28. Russia is ready to follow the path of simplification of visa regime with neighbouring countries. This was stated on Monday at the closing ceremony of demarcation of the Russian-Lithuanian border in the Kaliningrad region, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Lithuania Alexander Udaltsov.

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“Russia always supported and will support the facilitation of communication between people on both sides of the border with all countries. We are ready to go by the way of simplification of visa regime and even to go towards the abolition of visas. But it’s not one side to solve, we understand, but we are ready for it and will continue in this direction to move,” he said.

In Nesterovsky district of Kaliningrad oblast near the city of Nesterov on Monday installed a 572 in a row and the last on the Russian-Lithuanian border border sign. The ceremony completed the process of demarcation of the Russian-Lithuanian border, began in 2006. “The boundary and its design is one of the basic principles of normal relations between States. It is good that we are in his time with Lithuania come to a common understanding of where do I draw the line, how it should be decorated,” – said Udaltsov, noting that it is not always the procedure is so fast. For the signing of the border Treaty with Estonia, according to him, it took 20 years, and it only happened this year.

The Ambassador expressed hope that the border between Russia and Lithuania will become the border of the collaboration. “We know perfectly well that the borders are different. There are iron curtains, have their limits, as they say, transporentny – accessible, well-protected, but available for crossing. I would very much like to the Russian-Lithuanian border was a border of good neighbourliness, border cooperation, the border understanding and did not burden the lives of people,” – said Udaltsov.

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First border sign on the Russian-Lithuanian border was established in may 2010 near Vistytis lake. It is located at the junction of borders of Russia, Lithuania and Poland and was set by representatives of the border services of the three States. Today completed the installation of boundary markers along the Russian-Lithuanian border, a land plot which is 285,9 km.

Kaliningrad is surrounded by EU States. The total length of the borders with Poland and Lithuania, including sea areas of the Curonian and Kaliningrad bays, is 648,3 km, of which land border with Poland – 236,3 km, Lithuania – 285,9 km, sea areas – to 126.1 km away.

This year in addition to completing the demarcation of the border with Lithuania, the Russian side has completed the replacement of all boundary marks of the old sample on the border with Poland. Installed more than 400 new border markers.