Estonia is flexing its tiny muscles in the backdrop of a NATO summit.
The Baltic nation has ordered two senior Russian diplomats to leave. The Russian embassy and Estonian Foreign Ministry have confirmed this order.
No further comment has been given for the expulsion.
Russia’s consul general in Narva, Dmitry Kazyonnov, and consul Andrey Surgaev were handed a note to leave Estonia on Friday.
The Russian Foreign Ministry told RT it considers the expulsion of the diplomats “yet another unfriendly and absolutely groundless act.”
Such actions from Tallinn “will not be left unanswered,” it added.
Russian embassy adviser Yevgeny Verlin told Sputnik News Agency, “The embassy is not yet commenting on the situation.”