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The Estonian Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador in connection with today’s cross border incident

05.09.2014

The Estonian Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to Estonia Yuri Merzljakov in connection with today's incident, in which unidentified individuals from Russia abducted an official of the Estonian Internal Security Service on Estonian territory near the Luhamaa border checkpoint.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Estonian Embassy in Moscow is also in contact with the Russian Foreign Ministry. “This is a very disturbing incident. We expect to receive all manner of help and cooperation necessary from Russia in solving this case and bringing the Estonian citizen back to Estonia,” Paet said.


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