Moscow was declared persona non grata two Estonian diplomats
Russia expelled two Estonian diplomats. This was reported on Wednesday, may 31, on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.
As noted in the message Department, “persona non grata” declared the Consul General of Estonia in St.-Petersburg Jaanus Kerikmae and head of the Pskov Chancellery of the Consulate General of Estonia in St.-Petersburg Catherine Canary. They were ordered to leave Russia within five days.
The decision was made in response to “hostile action of the authorities of Estonia, declared persona non grata two Russian diplomats”. A note on the expulsion given to the Ambassador of the Republic in Moscow, Artie Helpus.
The foreign Ministry stressed that “the ongoing destructive line of the Estonian authorities is inevitably a very negative impact on bilateral relations.” The Ministry also noted that the responsibility for the consequences of such a policy lies in Tallinn.
Earlier on Wednesday, Russia in response to the expulsion of diplomats from Russia also declared persona non grata five employees of the diplomatic mission of the Republic in Moscow. They were ordered to leave Russian territory within three days.
May 29, first Deputy foreign Minister Vladimir Titov said that the expulsion of diplomats from Estonia will not remain unanswered.
May 26, Estonian foreign Ministry demanded from the Consul General of Russia in Narva Dmitry Kazennova and Consul Andrew Sergeeva to leave before the end of may. The Agency reported that it had handed over to the Russian diplomats the corresponding note. The reasons for this decision were not specified.