The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: hostile action of Tallinn expulsion of diplomats will complicate bilateral relations


MOSCOW, may 26. /TASS/. Hostile action of Tallinn’s expulsion of Russian diplomats will further complicate bilateral relations, which have already forced the Estonian government to a standstill. This was stated on Friday, the Russian foreign Ministry.

“We regard this step of Tallinn as provocative and unreasonable, – the Ministry said. – Of course, it will not remain without adequate response. Taken by the Estonian authorities openly hostile action, of course, will further complicate the bilateral relations, and in fact driven by the Tallinn to a standstill”.

“It seems that someone wanted to aggravate the situation on the borders with Russia, to support the myths about the Russian threat in all its forms, to justify the Russophobic policy of the Estonian authorities and the confrontational agenda of “containment” of our country”, – consider in the Russian Ministry.

As noted in the Russian foreign Ministry, the incident “only confirms the government’s destructive policy of Estonia contrary to the long-term interests of relations between neighbouring States”. “The responsibility for consequences lies on the Estonian authorities”, – concluded the foreign Ministry.

Previously the foreign Ministry of Estonia TASS reported that the Consul General of Russia in Narva Dmitry Kazennov and Consul Andrew Sergeev from the Republic. While the Ministry refused to give reasons for the decision.

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