Russians throw Skrunda switch

  • 1998-09-03
By Sandra L. MedearisRIGA - Profusely congratulating each other and their countries, Latvia's Foreign Minister Valdis Birkavs and high-ranking Russian officer Aleksander Koslov closed down Skrunda, the early warning anti-missile radar station in western Latvia, Aug. 31.The Russian military operation's removal brings an end to World War II on Latvian territory, Birkavs said at a press conference at the Skrunda cultural center. Reporters were not allowed to visit the military installation or to speak with military personnel on the momentous withdrawal of the third and last radar base on Latvi...
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