Russia dissatisfied with preamble to border treaties

  • 2005-06-21
MOSCOW - Russia's Foreign Ministry voiced dissatisfaction with the preamble added by Estonia's Parliament to the border treaty with Russia.

"The Russian side warned its Estonian partners that any attempts to add trend-determined assessments of events that happened in the Baltic countries in the 1930s and 1940s to our modern bilateral relations are fraught with complicating the process of the border treaties' ratification by the Federal Assembly," a ministry spokesman was quoted by Interfax as saying, the Baltic News Service reported.

"To our regret, we have to acknowledge that the authorities in Tallinn have not listened to our arguments and consequently have assumed responsibility for the future of the border treaties," the spokesman said.