Giriş Tarihi : 18-02-2021 19:23 Güncelleme : 18-02-2021 19:23
Russia Expels Estonian Diplomat In Retaliatory Move
Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says Estonia 'groundlessly' declared Russian diplomat persona non grata.
Russia declared an Estonian diplomat persona non grata in a retaliatory move, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Zakharova said the decision was made in response to expulsion of a Russian diplomat from Estonia.
"Recently, Estonia absolutely groundlessly declared persona non grata a diplomat of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn. He was engaged in cultural and educational issues. The Russian response was not long in coming. The Estonian ambassador to Moscow was summoned, a strong protest was expressed to him, and the expulsion of one of the diplomats of the Estonian diplomatic mission was announced," she said.
Russia consistently pursues a policy of developing good neighborly relations with border countries, including Estonia, however, this requires a reciprocal desire of partners to improve relations, Zakharova added. -