TALLINN, March 19 (LETA--BNS) - Estonian border guard officials detained and fined a Latvian who entered the border regime area on Lake Peipsi between Estonia and Russia.
Border guards at around 9 a.m. on Saturday detected a person moving in the border regime area on Lake Peipsi and went to determine the person, the East prefecture said. The man was also noticed by the Russian border guard, who notified the Estonian border guard. A hovercraft of the Russian border guard also arrived on the scene. Border guards of the Varska border crossing point detained the man.
The Estonia and Russian border guard identified that the man did not cross the temporary control line. The Latvian who moved across the lake was taken to the shore to determine the circumstances of his presence and he was issued a fine for being in the border regime area.