The Russian presidential press service reported today that Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter to Heather Mills-McCartney, outlining Russia's position on the banning of landmines, an issue they discussed during the McCarneys' visit to Moscow last month (see May 24). During the Kremlin meeting, Heather invited President Putin to join their anti-landmine campaign. President Putin's letter presents Russia's position on the problem of the Ottawa Convention Banning Landmines and tells Heather that, although he feels her effort is very useful, it is an issue that requires diplomatic and military expert co-ordination at the state level.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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