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    OSCE WELCOMES THE DISMANTLING OF MONUMENT TO ESTONIANS WHO FOUGHT ON NAZI GERMANY'S SIDE

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    VIENNA, September 5 (RIA Novosti's Borislav Pechnikov) - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) welcomes the Estonian authorities' decision to dismantle the monument to the Estonians who fought on Nazi Germany's side during WWII, stated Bulgarian foreign minister, OSCE chairman Solomon Passy.

    He expressed satisfaction with the "efficient actions of the Estonian government to solve the issue of pulling down the said monument in the village of Lihula."

    The monument to the Estonians who fought on the side of Nazi Germany, in particular, in SS troops, during WWII was unveiled on August 20 at the cemetery of the village of Lihula and caused mass protests among the Estonian and European public.

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