Fourteen Estonian soldiers are now presumed dead after their unit was swept by the sea tide on September 11 during an exercise near the Paldiski naval base. The 22-man unit, commanded by a junior lieutenant, was part of the Estonian contingent of the joint Baltic Battalion. The Estonian government has instituted a special investigative commission, and Defense Minister Andrus Oovel has tendered his resignation amid a political uproar. (BNS, September 15-16)
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