You are here

Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Russian ambassador to announce the expulsion of a Russian diplomat

15. July 2021 - 16:39

Today 15 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia summoned the Russian Ambassador in Estonia Aleksandr Petrov to present a note on declaring a diplomat of the Russian embassy persona non grata.

The step was taken in line with international diplomatic customs and the principle of reciprocity as a response to the expulsion of an Estonian consul from Russia.

We hope this episode will not harm the bilateral relations of Estonia and Russia. Estonia remains interested in neighbourly and constructive relations.

It is still regrettable that Russia has taken an unfriendly line in its communication with the European Union and member states.

Additional information:
Communication Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

About Estonia

Get closer acquainted with Estonia, coming here for a visit, studies, business or investments!

Official Estonian Gateway

Get closer acquainted with Estonia and see what are the most important facts and main areas of activity here.

Digital Society

Estonia has
transformed itself into
one of Europe’s business success stories of the last decade, mainly thanks to the sophisticated e-solutions available here.