Russia’s Ambassador in Tallinn was summoned to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia in connection with plans of Moscow to spend the festive salute in honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Tallinn. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
In the published press service of the Estonian foreign Ministry following the meeting with the Russian Ambassador, the report says that he “was expressed protest in connection with the organization of the fireworks in Moscow on 22 September.”
Earlier, foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu called Moscow’s plans to hold fireworks “provocative step.” He explained this by the fact that Estonia perceive their stay in the Soviet Union as a period of occupation, therefore, “to celebrate the re-occupation of Tallinn fireworks is unacceptable to us”.
Estonia expressed their outrage after the Ministry of defence has announced a series of festive fireworks in the cities of the former USSR and Eastern Europe on the eve of the 75th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war.
In addition to Tallinn in 2019 they planned to spend in Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga, Chisinau and Brest. For 2020 was planned fireworks in honor of the liberation of Warsaw, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague and in honor of the capture of Berlin.
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