Currently, Estonia does not allow (blocks without explanation) the Russian civil research vessel Akademik Primakov. At the same time, in 2019, Academician Primakov has already passed through the Estonian marine area twice and there have been no problems. Moreover, Russia each time requests an official permit. Now from Tallinn they said no.
Another similar incident occurred with the Russian ship Sedov. This ship was banned from passing through the waters of Estonia, as cadets from the Kerch State Marine Technological University were on board. How they could threaten Estonia is not entirely clear. At the same time, the Russian embassy in Tallinn condemned the decision of the Estonian authorities.
This is the third recent case when Tallinn refuses Russian sailors and aircraft
- said Zakharova.
It should be noted that in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs such behavior of Estonian "partners" each time is called an "unfriendly demarche."