Moscow condemns ‘Russophobia’ in Baltic states, say it will affect ties

By Thomson Reuters Aug 30, 2022 | 4:14 AM

LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned the demolition of Soviet-era monuments in the Baltic states as “Russophobic” and said that they would have an impact on bilateral relations.

In a strongly worded statement, Moscow also accused Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia of xenophobia and discrimination, saying they were treating ethnic Russian minorities as “second class people”.

“What is happening now in the Baltic states is unacceptable for us and will certainly affect the state of bilateral relations with these countries, which are already in complete decline,” the ministry said.

(Reporting by Reuters)