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Russia still owes Estonia 5.2 percent of territory, - Estonian Interior Minister

'We're not going to war with Russia', Mart Helme said, adding that Tallinn was ready to wait for the resolution of the dispute in the frameworks of the international law
10:58, 10 May 2019

Mart Helme, Estonian Interior Minister
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Russia still has not returned Estonia part of its territory, which is due to the current territorial dispute. It is about 5.2 percent of Estonia's entire area. Mart Helme, the country's Interior Minister reported as quoted by ERR.

According to the official, Moscow has no intentions of 'returning this area, or providing compensation for it, or discuss this issue at all'.

'We're not going to war with Russia', he claimed, adding that Tallinn was ready to wait for the resolution of the dispute in the frameworks of the international law. 

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The minister never specified what actual territories he referred to. However, Russia's TASS news agency quoted a diplomatic source in Russia, assuming that it could concern Ivangorod and part of Pechorsky District of the Russian Federation. 

Helme mentioned the territorial dispute with Russia, replying to the question about Marine Le Pen's upcoming visit to Estonia. Le Pen, the famous far-right politician is known for her stance regarding the annexation of Crimea by Russia; she considers it a voluntary reunion, while the French government calls it annexation.

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