Estonian foreign minister urges country’s president not to visit Moscow on May 9

Estonian foreign minister urges country’s president not to visit Moscow on May 9

The Russian side have not yet sent invitations to attend celebrations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said he recommends that President Kersti Kaljulaid refuse to travel to Moscow on May 9. This is reported by RIA Novosti on Monday, November 4. 

“In the end, this decision should be made by the president, but I would be very careful about this,” the minister said in response to a question whether he recommends the president to go to the Russian capital. 

He specified that the Russian side has not yet sent invitations to celebrations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

On September 17, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said that Tallinn should independently conduct a dialogue with Russia.

Earlier this month, Kaljulaid said that for Estonia, the war ended in 1994, when “the last cars with the equipment of the occupying forces” left the country. The State Duma pointed out the inappropriateness of such a statement.

On April 18 of this year, Kersti Kaljulayd first visited Moscow, where she met with her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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