Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a telephone conversation with Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets, drew attention to the problem of discrimination against the Russian-speaking population in the republic, the press service of the Foreign Ministry reported.
During the negotiations, Lavrov drew Liimets’ attention to the need to take concrete steps to resolve problems related to the discriminatory position of the Russian-speaking population in Estonia, plans to squeeze the Russian language out of the information space and the educational sphere, politically motivated persecution of Russian-speaking media and activists, as well as unacceptable attempts to falsify history. …
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry also noted that a prerequisite for the ratification of border treaties with Estonia is Tallinn’s fulfillment of the agreements reached in 2014, as well as renunciation of territorial claims.
In addition, Lavrov and Liimets discussed the state of Russian-Estonian relations and exchanged views on topical issues of the regional and international agenda.
Earlier, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed the opinion that at present Moscow no longer has relations with the European Union as an organization, since the entire infrastructure of these relations has been destroyed.
On April 16, Lavrov intends to hold talks with Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic.