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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Russian foreign Ministry called provocation, the expulsion of diplomats from Estonia


First Deputy foreign Minister Vladimir Titov commented on the diplomatic scandal with the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Estonia. The representative of the foreign Ministry vowed that Moscow will not leave unanswered the decision that the Baltic state.


photo: Pavel Kuzmichev

Titov said that the decision of the Estonian authorities on the expulsion of diplomats “a provocative act” and said that it “will not remain unanswered”. The diplomat explained that in relations between States, the principle of reciprocity, according to RIA Novosti.

We will remind, until the end of may Estonia needs to leave the Consul General of Russia in Narva Dmitry Kazennov and Consul Andrew Sergeev. In the Estonian foreign Ministry declined to give reasons for the expulsion of diplomats. The Russian foreign Ministry considered this yet another unfriendly step.

It is known that shortly before the presentation of a diplomatic note the two diplomats met with the mayor of kiviõli by Mykola Weakenin, where the day before vandals defaced the memorial to Soviet pilots during the great Patriotic war the inscription: “These murderers bombed my grandmother, let them burn in hell.” Then Kasenov proposed to move the monument to a mass grave of 27 Soviet soldiers, located in the same city. The mayor initially agreed, and after a meeting banned the transfer of the memorial stone.

Read more: “Soft power” Russia threatens Estonia: why expelled Russian diplomats

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