ESTONIAN-RUSSIAN BORDER TREATY ON ICE.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 167
Estonian foreign minister Toomas Ilves yesterday stated that it is impossible to predict when Russia will finally sign the border agreement with Estonia "as long as the Russian side does not abide by its promises… Last December [Russian foreign minister Yevgeny] Primakov promised that the border agreement would be signed within six weeks," Ilves recalled. (BNS, September 10). The border agreement was finalized last November after Estonia had yielded to Moscow’s demands, but Primakov then linked the signing to unrelated ethnic issues.
NATO Exercise Underway in Lithuania.