* The Estonian-Russian standing working group on border guard cooperation found during a meeting in South Estonia that cooperation between the border guard services has helped to reduce the number of potential violations and ensure a stable situation at checkpoints.
Members of both delegations said joint activity at border checkpoints met the expectations and needs of both sides and that remarkable success had been achieved thanks to such cooperation.
The parties spoke about cooperation at border checkpoints and measures to increase the efficiency of the fight against cross-border crime and illegal immigration.
Also discussed was joint activity by Estonia and Russia in guarding the border on sea, on lakes and rivers during the current navigation season.
The standing work group for border guard cooperation, set up under a protocol of cooperation between the border guard services of the two countries, meets four times a year - twice in Estonian territory and twice in the territory of Russia.
The next meeting will take place in Russia in October.