Paet blasts Russian statement

  • 2011-04-28
  • TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has condemned Russia's recent statements concerning the so-called "Bronze Riots" of 2007.

"This statement instigates new political emotions on the basis of lies and is not directed to improving Estonian-Russian relations," he said.

The official Russian statement, which referenced the riots that shook Tallinn following the removal of a statue and the remains of Soviet soldiers to a military cemetary, said Estonia's move was part of "a large-scale smear campaign against the liberators of the Estonian capital from Nazi occupiers."