Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Estonian diplomats' families not evacuated from Moscow

The families of Estonian diplomats have not been evacuated from Moscow to Tallinn, according to the Estonian embassy in Moscow.

Earlier, Interfax reported that

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet told the parliament on Wednesday that the staff of the Estonian embassy in Moscow has come under psychological and physical attacks. “In these conditions we were forced to evacuate the families of the embassy personnel,” the foreign minister said.

In a related incident today, the car of Estonia’s ambassador, Marina Kaljurand, was blocked by Nashi supporters who also tore the Estonian flag from the vehicle, Helsingin Sanomat says. The police did nothing to stop the Nashi attacks.

Estonia has now closed its consular section in Moscow.
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