A two-day meeting of border services' experts of ten Baltic states will start in Tallinn on Monday. Representatives of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia will discuss prospects for cooperation and exchange of information between their border guards. Estonia was elected presiding country on a rotation basis for the period of June 2001 till June 2002 at the last Helsinki meeting in June 2001. Its aim is to coordinate joint actions of Baltic border guards, particularly, in the sphere of holding joint exercises and experts' meetings.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea