Russia’s ambassador to Estonia, Vladimir Lipaev, has accused the international community of planning to send a significant arms package to Estonia in order to bring Russian cities like St. Petersburg “within range.”
Ambassador Russia of Estonia declared Vladimir Lipaev persona non grata We have to leave the country by February 7, he said on Tuesday, saying Western countries were planning to supply Tallinn with conventional weapons that could target St. Petersburg.
“The Anglo-Saxons want to create an anti-Russian outpost here in order to put pressure on Russia. are also related.” he said in the Soloviev Live program.
the ambassador claimed “Estonia is actively armed, but it is not clear why.”
“There are plans to deploy state-of-the-art conventional weapons here capable of keeping St. Petersburg in sights, and an intermediate-range missile defense system is being created. This begs the question: who is Estonia planning to fight? Are you doing it? Lipaev said.
Russia on Monday announced the expulsion of Estonian ambassador Margus Leidl over “hostile measures” taken to radically reduce the size of Russian embassies in the Baltic states.
As a result, Moscow decided to reduce its diplomatic representative to the level of acting ambassador.
In response, Estonia exiled Lipaev.
Latvia then announced the withdrawal of its ambassador to Russia, Maris Likstins, and asked Russia to reduce its presence in Riga. This effectively means that Russian Ambassador Mikhail Vanin will leave the Latvian capital.