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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 Expels Estonian Diplomat In Retaliatory Move

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. -