The Estonian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that it refused a visa to a Russian diplomat in retaliation to the dismissal of an Estonian diplomat from Russia in early August, Reuters reports.
According to the statement, the Estonian ambassador was removed after Estonia expelled a Russian diplomat. The Russian was dismissed in retaliation to Russia’s removal of Estonian diplomat Mart Latte, whom it suspected of espionage, on July 7.
The allegation, according to Estonia, was a “set up.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to resolve the situation in this matter and believes that, given its disproportionate response, the Russian Federation abstains from further confrontation, according to the press release.