Estonian FM admitted Russia is not interested in intervening in Estonian elections

Summary

The Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser says that at present, Russia’s attention is focused more on Ukraine’s presidential elections than on interference in the elections and democratic processes of EU and NATO countries. In other words, he admitted that Russia is not interested in “intervening” in elections in Estonia, which will be held almost a month earlier than Ukraine’s.

Disproof

The Estonian Foreign Minister did not admit such a thing. In reality, he said: "Although our parliament will be soon elected, the presidential elections in Ukraine will be held in the end of March. No doubt, the interest of our eastern neighbour might be even larger in the results of elections in Ukraine and the ways to influence them rather than intervention in the elections and democratic processes of the EU and NATO allies."

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 137
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Estonia
  • Keywords: election meddling
  • Outlet: Baltnews.ee
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