Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
The treaty, signed this year, must still be ratified by the parliaments of both Russia and Estonia, which has joined NATO and the EU since the 1991 USSR collapse.
“There has been not a single signal from the Russian side that the process may be suspended,” Paet said, noting that a bill to ratify the treaty had already passed the first reading in the Estonian parliament.
“The second reading and the final vote will take place only when Russia has at least launched the ratification procedure in its parliament,” he said, adding that the Russian government “had simply no chance to begin the proceedings yet” because of the summer recess.
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov signed a treaty setting the two countries’ border last February after repeated delays since 2005. Its ratification by both parliaments has been frozen since the Ukrainian crisis began.