Estonia offers Russia assistance in rescue operations

11.09.2002 | 00:00

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Tallinn, Stenbock HouseAugust 14, 2002Government members were summoned today to an extraordinary sitting to discuss the situation related to the wildfires in the Russian Federation close to Estonia´s southeastern border. The government decided to offer the Russian Federation help in extinguishing the wildfires and organizing rescue operations. By the government´s decision, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will conduct the assistance with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.Jaanus RanklaGovernment Press Office

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