The Russian Foreign Ministry sent a note of protest to Estonia over the dismantling of the T-34 memorial tank
22:00, Thursday, 18 August, 2022
The Russian Foreign Ministry sent a note of protest to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the dismantling of the monument to the Soviet T-34 tank and six more monuments in Narva.
This is stated in the comments of Ivan Nechaev, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“In this regard, we sent a corresponding note of protest to the Estonian Foreign Ministry,” the statement says.
Nechaev called the demolition of the monument in Narva "shameful".
On August 16, work began in Estonia on the transfer of the T-34 memorial tank to the Estonian War Museum.
The head of the Estonian Foreign Ministry, Urmas Reinsalu, said that if any of the foreigners who are in Estonia, on the basis of the existing residence permit, oppose the dismantling of Soviet monuments, then they should take into account the likelihood of the residence permit being cancelled.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called his statement a direct threat.