Estonian Ambassador to Moscow was attacked
Estonian Ambassador to the Russian Federation Marina Kaljurand was attacked at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday, 2 May.
Ambassador Marina Kaljurand broke through the cordon of hooligans circling the Embassy to give a press conference at the offices of “Argumentõ i Faktõ”. The Ambassador was attacked in the press conference room and gas was used. Rioting youths also attacked the Ambassador’s car that was waiting outside. The youths proceeded to brutally tear off the car’s Estonian flag.
Physical attacks on the Estonian Republic’s diplomatic representative are unprecedented and absolutely unjustifiable. These attacks call for immediate actions from the international community.
The events clearly show that Russian authorities are blatantly violating the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.