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Military can shoot down airspace violators

THE SLOVAK military is entitled to use all available means to stop a breach of Slovak airspace, the TASR news agency reported.

The entitlement stems from a cabinet decree passed just one week before the Bratislava summit meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and George Bush.

A spokesman for the Slovak defence ministry denied that the decree was passed because of the upcoming presidential visit.

"It's a coincidence," said the ministry's spokesman, Zenon Mikle, adding that the draft decree was prepared a long time ago.

Slovak law has been lacking such a decree. All NATO members now have to deal with this issue, following the 2001 terrorist attack in New York and Washington, said Mikle.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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