OREANDA-NEWSAccording to the assessment of Russia's ambassador to Tallinn, Alexander Petrov, Estonia’s losses from the sanctions imposed against our country amount to hundreds of millions of euros. “The leading representatives of the Estonian business community regularly come out in favor of lifting the mentioned restrictions, which cause enormous damage to the Estonian economy, amounting to hundreds of millions of euros,” he said.

He added that the abolition of restrictive measures would increase the interest of the business community in closer cooperation. “Removing these trade and economic barriers would undoubtedly contribute to raising the interest of the business circles of both countries to more vigorous interaction,” said Petrov. He also recalled that at the end of 2014, the trade turnover between the countries amounted to $ 5.3 billion, and after the introduction of sanctions against Russia, it fell to $ 2.7 billion in 2015.

April 18 will be the first since 2011 visit of Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid to Russia. She plans to visit Moscow to open the historical building of the embassy of the Baltic country. Kaljulaid has led Estonia since October 10, 2016. She is the first female president of this country. Earlier, on April 6, a spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, during a meeting with Kersti Kaljulaid, plans to allay Estonia’s security concerns.

According to Keml Press Service, during the visit of the Estonian President to Moscow, it is planned to discuss the current state and prospects of bilateral relations in the trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, and exchange views on the maintenance of stability and security in the Baltic region ”