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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Intervenes

Russia has intervened in the diplomatic feud caused by the arrest of two Britons and two Canadians in Yugoslavia for alleged terrorism, Interfax said Friday.

It quoted Foreign Ministry sources as saying Finance Minister Igor Ivanov had sent a letter to Yugoslav leaders urging them to reconsider their stance on the four prisoners.

"The sources said Ivanov’s letter contains a request for Yugoslav authorities ‘to treat the incident with utmost attention’ and clear up the circumstances of their arrest and conditions in which they were kept," Interfax said.

Two British policemen and a Canadian businessman and his nephew were arrested 10 days ago in the Yugoslav province of Montenegro on suspicion of terrorism. Yugoslavia says it wants to try the four in court.