Estonia expels Russian diplomat
In this way, Tallinn responded to the expulsion of the Estonian diplomat from Russia, which took place last week.
In Estonia, one of the diplomats of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn was declared persona non grata. The corresponding note was delivered on Thursday, July 15, to the Russian ambassador to the republic, Alexander Petrov, the Estonian Foreign Ministry reported.
The ministry clarified that such a decision was made in response to the expulsion of the Estonian consul in St. Petersburg Mart Lyatte.
“We hope that this episode will not harm bilateral relations between Estonia and Russia. Estonia is still interested in good-neighborly and constructive relations,” the Foreign Ministry said.
Recall last week in Estonia promised to give a symmetrical answer to the expulsion of the consul of this republic in St. Petersburg Marta Lyatte.
Before that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation announced that they were expelling the consul of Estonia, who was detained the day before in St. Petersburg for alleged espionage.
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