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Territorial claims Estonia proves that in this country all the politicians are interested in building a “normal dialogue” with Russia. This was reported by the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on the website of the guardian.
She pointed to the unacceptable and provocative statements by Estonian politicians of opposition to the existing border between the States. “There is a desire to spoil any positive evolution in the bilateral relations”, — said Zakharov.
“Maybe in Tallinn still is a mess in the beginning of the new government, does not lay down pre-election passions, is designed exclusively for domestic consumption”, she said.
Foreign Ministry spokesman reminded the position of Moscow on this issue. According to her, the Tartu Treaty, which is referred to Estonian politicians, was repealed in 1940 with the entry of Estonia into the Soviet Union. “For us, this topic is closed forever” she concluded.
Before may 15, Prime Minister of Estonia jüri Ratas said about the absence of territorial claims to Russia. According to him, Tallinn and Moscow have reached a consensus on this issue.
On may 9 the Minister of internal Affairs of Estonia, Mart 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, which belonged to Estonia under the Tartu Treaty.
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