Russia and Estonia diplomatic communications break down as Moscow orders ambassador to leave

Margus Laidre had been Estonia's representative in Russia since 2018, and had previously worked in Finland and the UK

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Important Takeaways:

  • Russia orders Estonian ambassador to leave country
  • The Estonian ambassador in Russia has been ordered to leave the country by 7 February after the Kremlin accused the country of “Russophobia”.
  • Margus Laidre is the first ambassador Russia has expelled since invading Ukraine last year.
  • Estonia responded by asking the Russian ambassador to leave by the same date.
  • Russia’s move against Mr. Laidre comes after Estonia recently ordered a reduction in the size of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn.
  • Moscow was told to reduce its embassy from 17 to eight by the end of January. In a statement in January, Estonia said embassy staff had stopped seeking to advance relations between the countries since the conflict broke out.
  • Tensions were also raised last week after representatives from 11 Nato nations gathered at an army base in Estonia to discuss a range of new packages to help Ukraine recapture territory and fend off any further Russian advances.
  • Latvia’s foreign ministry has also asked the Russian ambassador to leave by 24 February and said the country would support Estonia by reducing diplomatic relations with Russia.

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