Two Russian diplomats to leave Estonia before the end of may


Consul General of Russia in Narva Dmitry Kazennov and Consul Andrew Sergeev needs to leave Estonia before the end of may. About it as transfers RIA Novosti, reported the TV channel TVN, 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,” Petrov said, adding that to explain the motives of 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”, — said the Russian diplomat.

The Ambassador said that both diplomats are staff members of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, “that during his work in Narva have done a lot to improve bilateral relations.”

Earlier on 26 may, the Estonian foreign Ministry demanded Kazennova and Sergeeva to leave the Republic. The Agency reported that it had handed over to the Russian diplomats the corresponding note. The reasons for this decision were not specified.

The Russian foreign Ministry has called this requirement an unfriendly act and promised not to leave this step unanswered.