Estonia, accused by Russia of harboring a Ukrainian lady whom Moscow has blamed for a deadly automotive bombing over the weekend, mentioned on Monday that it had acquired no official request for data or cooperation from Moscow in reference to the assault, which killed Daria Dugina, a Russian commentator and the daughter of a outstanding ultranationalist.
Russia’s home intelligence company, the Federal Safety Service, or F.S.B., on Monday accused Ukraine of organizing the killing of Ms. Dugina, 29, and mentioned that it had been carried out by a Ukrainian lady who fled to Estonia quickly after the automotive bomb exploded. The F.S.B. launched a video of what it mentioned was her crossing the border into Estonia in a grey Mini Cooper.
Estonia’s police service declined to touch upon whether or not the girl had entered the nation, issuing an announcement that mentioned: “We will share details about the people getting into or leaving Estonia solely in instances prescribed by legislation — Russian F.S.B.’s accusations, which reached us via the media, isn’t certainly one of them.”
It added: “We now have not acquired any official requests for data from Russia regarding this matter.”
Russia and Estonia, a Baltic state that regained its independence in 1991 after a long time of Soviet rule, have lengthy had poor relations. Tensions have significantly worsened since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, prompting Estonia to hitch different Baltic nations in pushing for robust sanctions in opposition to Moscow.
Pressure spiked additional final week after Estonia dismantled a World Conflict II memorial that includes a T-34 Soviet tank on the Narva River, which marks the border between the 2 nations. In retaliation, a Russian hacker group, Killnet, mounted probably the most extreme wave of cyberattacks to hit Estonia in 15 years. A digital powerhouse accustomed to coping with Russian cybermeddling, Estonia mentioned it repelled the assaults.
A senior Russian lawmaker, Vladimir Dzhabarov, mentioned on Monday that if Estonia didn’t hand over the girl blamed for the automotive bomb assault on Ms. Dugina, there can be “each cause for the Russian Federation to take robust actions in opposition to the Estonian state.”
The Estonian international ministry declined to remark.