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President Vladimir Putin and Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze reached an agreement on cooperation between Russian and Georgian services to investigate the reasons behind the crash of an Il-18, a Russian military transport aircraft, on October 25 near Batumi

October 26, 2000

During their telephone conversation, Mr Putin and Mr Shevarnadze agreed to cooperate. The Georgian President expressed his condolences on the tragedy.

October 26, 2000