Estonia Says Border With Russia Safe as Officer Detained

September 6, 2014 4:27 PM

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Estonia said its border with Russia was “safe and secure,” following the abduction and detention of one of its police officers by its neighbor. Russia said the official was arrested on its territory.

The officer was investigating smuggling at the time of the incident and was detained on Estonian territory near the Luhamaa border checkpoint, the Interior Ministry in Tallinn said in a statement today. Russia’s Federal Security Service accused the officer of entering Russia on an undercover operati...

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