Slutsky: the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Estonia complicate relations with Russia in all spheres


MOSCOW, may 26. /TASS/. The expulsion of Russian diplomats even more difficult, and so very complicated relationship (Estonia) with Russia and will have consequences in all directions. About this TASS said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

“This is yet another unfriendly step on the part of Estonian authorities, which, as stated, will not remain without response on the part of Russia,” said Slutsky.

According to him, in addition to the reflex action from the Russian side, the expulsion of Russian diplomats will certainly affect other areas of bilateral relations. “Of course, this will have negative consequences not only at a diplomatic level, but in other areas of our relations”, – said the head of the Committee.

Previously the foreign Ministry of Estonia TASS reported that the Consul General of Russia in Narva Dmitry Kazennov and Consul Andrew Sergeevu asked to leave the country. While the Ministry refused to give reasons for the decision.

In response, the Russian foreign Ministry stressed that the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Estonia – an unfriendly act, which will not remain unanswered. The Ministry interpreted this move as provocative and unsubstantiated, and noted that he “would complicate bilateral relations, and, in fact, driven by the Tallinn to a standstill”.

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