Sent to Estonia, the Russian diplomats leave the country before the end of may
As reported by Russian Ambassador to Estonia Aleksandr Petrov, Estonian foreign Ministry was informed that the Consul General of Russia in Narva and his Deputy declared persona non grata.
TALLINN, may 26. /TASS/. The Consul General of Russia in Narva Dmitry Kazennov and Consul Andrew Sergeev leave Estonia at the request of local authorities until the end of this month. This was announced by Russian Ambassador to Estonia Aleksandr Petrov.
“Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia has informed us that the Consul General of Russia in Narva and his Deputy declared “persona non grata” to the end of the month to leave the country,” he said in the broadcast of local TV channel TVN.
According to the Ambassador, “to explain this decision, diplomatic practice is not accepted”.
“So we can only regret it, and consider this step as an openly unfriendly act that will have negative consequences for bilateral relations”, he concluded.
He noted that both the expelled diplomat — “staff members of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, which during his work in Narva have done a lot to improve bilateral relations.”
Earlier the representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia Sandra Kamilova told TASS that Kazennov and Suraev will be sent from Estonia. She refused to give reasons for the decision.