Estonia orders Russian Embassy to reduce staff by half - Tallinn News
by IANS | Updated Jan 12, 2023
Russia's Ambassador Vladimir Lipayev was summoned to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and handed a diplomatic note, Xinhua news agency reported.
Estonia's decision is aimed at ensuring a parity in the number of staff working at the Russian and Estonian diplomatic missions in Tallinn and Moscow, according to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.
At present, 21 diplomats and 23 administrative and technical employees work at the Russian Embassy in Tallinn.
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