Baku, January 23, AZERTAC
As a response to a significant reduction of its embassy staff in Tallinn and amid the destruction of the entire set of relations with Moscow, Russia is lowering the level of diplomatic relations with Estonia, according to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry published on Monday, TASS reports.
"Estonia made another unfriendly step radically reducing the personnel of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn which confirms its policy toward destroying relations between our countries. As a response measure, the Russian side decided to lower the level of a diplomatic representative in both countries to a temporary charge d’affaires," the statement said.
Due to this, on Monday, Estonia’s Ambassador Margus Laidre was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry where a resolute protest was expressed to him in connection with actions by Estonian authorities. "Estonia’s ambassador should leave Russia on February 7, 2023," the statement noted.
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