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Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Russian ambassador over the violation of Estonia’s airspace

21. June 2022 - 13:32

Today 21 June, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Russian ambassador to Estonia to protest and present a note over the violation of Estonia’s airspace on 18 June. The violation took place in south-eastern Estonia near the Koidula checkpoint where a Russian helicopter entered Estonian airspace without permission.

Estonia considers this an extremely serious and regrettable incident that undoubtedly causes additional tensions and is completely unacceptable.

Undersecretary Rein Tammsaar, who met with the ambassador, reiterated that by invading Ukraine, Russia has gravely violated international law, and it is continuing massacres and is complicit in the mass deportations of Ukrainians to Russia. We once again call on Russia to immediately withdraw its forces from Ukraine, end its aggression and respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders.

Undersecretary Tammsaar also expressed solidarity with Lithuania, emphasising that Lithuania was implementing the decisions of the fourth sanctions package of the European Union. Russia must stop threatening its neighbours and understand that the price of the aggression Russia launched against Ukraine is indeed high.

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