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Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers in Tallinn today: We demand the immediate release of Eston Kohver from Russia

12. September 2014 - 10:15
Nordic and Baltic Foreign Ministers in Tallinn

At today's Nordic and Baltic Foreign Ministers meeting in Tallinn, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard, Iceland's Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Norway's Deputy Foreign Minister Hans Brattskar, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius adopted a joint statement in which they express deep concern over the incident that took place on September 5, when on-duty Estonian policeman Eston Kohver was abducted by Russian security services on Estonian territory.

“Eston Kohver was taken by force to Russia and is being held in custody in Moscow,” the foreign ministers of Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Latvia, and Lithuania expressed in their joint statement.
"We call on Russia to immediately release Eston Kohver and ensure his safe return to Estonia,” they emphasized.

Yesterday and today the Baltic and Nordic countries' foreign ministers will meet in Tallinn. They will discuss the regional and European security situation and latest developments in Ukraine. They will also discuss energy issues from a regional perspective, as well as the situation in Syria and Iraq. The future of Nordic and Baltic cooperation will also be on the agenda.

More information about Nordic-Baltic cooperation: http://bsy.vm.ee/en/nordic-baltic-cooperation/.

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