Baltics brace for Russian refugees

  • 1998-09-17
  • By Daniel Silva
RIGA - All three Baltic states, worried that the severe economic crisis in Russia will send refugees streaming across their borders, have begun planning how they would deal with this possibility."The situation in Russia worries us very much," said Juris Ozolins, adviser to the Latvian prime minister. "Of course it is not in our interests to see large numbers of Russians arriving in our country."Under a plan drafted by Latvia's Crisis Management Center, the country's eastern border will be guarded more heavily. Guards will step up their patrols of the "green border" with Russia, the areas be...
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