Wangaratta: Alexey Danichev / RIA Novosti
The view that Russia still has not returned to Estonia at 5.2 per cent of the territory, does not reflect the official position of the European States. This was stated at the Russian Embassy in Estonia, reports TASS.
The Russian office noted that the issue of territorial claims “some Estonian politicians affect regularly”. However, such statements as the words of the interior Minister of Estonia Mar the helm, are “personal opinion”.
Earlier, on 9 may Helme said that Russia did not return and is not going to return Estonia’s 5.2 percent of the territory, but did not specify what kind of place it is. A Russian diplomatic source said that might have meant the territory, including Ivangorod and part of the Pechora district of the Pskov region.
According to the Tartu Treaty between Soviet Russia and Estonia of 2 February 1920, this land belonged to Estonia. After the entry of the country into the USSR in 1940, they moved the RSFSR. The Russian foreign Ministry repeatedly stated that the Tartu peace Treaty became invalid after the entry of Estonia into the USSR.
In 2005, the line of the Estonian-Russian border was agreed on after nearly 11 years of negotiations. He was then signed a border Treaty, but after its ratification in the Estonian Parliament included in the preamble a mention of the Tartu peace Treaty. In these circumstances, Moscow recalled its signature and the process of harmonization of the border remained legally incomplete.
The talks resumed in late 2012. In February 2014, the agreement was signed by the foreign Ministers of Estonia and Russia, after which it needs to be ratified by the parliaments of both countries.
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