Belarus demarcated its border with the European Union on Oct. 3. Lithuania's border with Belarus is one of the longest of the EU's external frontiers. The demarcation was announced at the point where Belarussian, Latvian and Lithuanian borders meet. "This is an historic moment. Belarus is the first of the CIS members to complete the demarcation of their border with the European Union," chief of Belarus' border corps committee Alexander Pavlovsky said. The European Commission allotted $4 million dollars (3.1 million euros) for the $12 million upgrading of Belarus' 850-kilometer border with Latvia and Lithuania.