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Estonia is looking for mechanisms to deport Russian residents

Dec 1, 2023

The Estonian government is looking for legal mechanisms to deport people who wish to become citizens of the Russian Federation.


This was stated by the Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas, RBC-Ukraine reports citing Postimees.

She reminded that the Russian Federation has violated all principles of international law by attacking the state and people of Ukraine. The Estonian parliament and the Council of Europe have recognized the Russian regime as one that supports terrorism, and Russia itself as a state that supports terrorism.

According to her, in this context, it is necessary to take into account other aspects of how the Russian Federation wants to undermine the security of Estonia and our allies.

"For example, the Russian Federation has practiced attacks on the Baltic States during military exercises, constantly presents hostile and false narratives about Western countries through official channels, or recently started organizing the entry of illegal migrants into the European Union again," the Prime Minister said.

Anyone who has received a Russian passport may be mobilized into the army

According to Kallas, the fact that a person who has lived in Estonia for a long time was able to get a true picture of Russia's attacks on Ukraine and the attitude of the free, democratic world to Russia's attacks on Ukraine through independent media and at the same time voluntarily decided to acquire Russian citizenship is a clear signal that the Estonian state cannot ignore.

"In addition, the fact that a person who has been living in Estonia decides to obtain Russian citizenship at a time when the Russian Federation is attacking the Ukrainian state and people shows that, if necessary, he is ready to join the Russian army and participate in attacks on Ukraine," Kallas said.

She called this a threat to the security of the Republic of Estonia and a very clear signal that the Estonian state cannot ignore.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 02/12/2023

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