...has a message of his own for NATO and especially the Leader of the Free World;US President Barack Obama described his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as “a bored kid in the back of the classroom," amid high tensions between the two countries over a growing number of issues.
"I know the press likes to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom,” Obama said at a White House news conference on Friday [August 9, 2013].
Estonia's foreign ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over what it calls the abduction of an Estonian security official by "unidentified individuals from Russia" on the border.
A ministry statement said the incident had taken place inside Estonia on Friday, near Luhamaa border checkpoint.
The missing Estonian official works for the Estonian Internal Security Service.
The foreign ministry called it "a very disturbing incident". It comes amid heightened tension with Russia.And Russia's knowledge that it has no real opposition to what it does.