President Nursultan Nazarbaev said yesterday he was surprised that Russia was objecting to the research flights being conducted in Kazakstan by a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion. That day the plane flew over the former Soviet nuclear testing site at Semipalatinsk. A Kazak deputy foreign minister said that Russia had not replied to an invitation to put observers in the plane, adding that Kazak security representatives were on board each flight. (Russian media, June 30)
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