Russian Ambassador to Estonia Aleksandr Petrov invited to the Estonian foreign Ministry over publications on the voluntary joining of the Baltic States in the USSR, told RIA Novosti at the Russian Embassy on Thursday.
According to the foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu, "the Russian Embassy in Tallinn in public statements, have repeatedly noted that Estonia voluntarily joined the Soviet Union". "Such public statements do not benefit bilateral relations. Today I gave the order to call the Russian Ambassador and to Express a protest," said Reinsalu at a press conference of the government, which was broadcast on Facebook.
Association for international broadcasting (AIB) is concerned about the prohibition of broadcasts of the channels of the group RT in Latvia and Lithuania.
"It seems that action was taken based on false information and without following the standard legal procedures", - quotes RT excerpts from the message that the head of the AIB, Simon Spanswick sent to the media regulators of the two countries, and ambassadors in the UK, where the head office of the Association.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia called on Thursday the Russian Ambassador in Tallinn Alexander Petrov in order to consider the State Duma a bill that withdraws the condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and secret protocols to it, said the Minister of foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu.
According to the Estonian foreign Ministry, the bill was presented to the Russian Parliament on 27 may and 9 June it was unanimously approved by the state Duma Committee on international Affairs and presented for further discussion. The bill revokes the resolution of the Council of people's deputies of December 24, 1989, which condemned the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its secret protocols.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia, handed to the Russian Ambassador Alexander Petrov note in connection with the alleged violation by the Russian plane of air borders of the country, reported Thursday the Russian Embassy in Tallinn.
According to the report on the website of the Estonian defence forces, the Russian aircraft TU204-300 on Wednesday had entered the country's airspace near the island of Vaindloo without permission, and stayed in Estonian airspace for less than a minute. In the armed forces of Estonia reported that the plane had no flight plan and the aircraft not been in contact with Estonian air traffic control.