Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said that the authorities are considering the possibility of deporting people who decide to obtain Russian citizenship.
This is stated in her response to a letter from a member of parliament Alexander Chaplygin, writes Postimees.
"The fact that a person who lived in Estonia decided to obtain citizenship of the Russian Federation at a time when Russia is attacking the Ukrainian state and people shows that, if necessary, as part of mobilization, he is ready to join the Russian army and take part in attacks on Ukraine," Kallas said.
She noted that through independent media, a person who has lived in Estonia for a long time had the opportunity to get a true picture of Russia's attacks on Ukraine and the attitude of the free, democratic world to Russia's attacks on Ukraine and at the same time voluntarily decided to accept Russian citizenship, this is a clear signal that the Estonian state cannot ignore.
Kaja Kallas noted that the statement of the Minister of the Interior Lauri Läänemets on finding a way to deport those who decide to obtain Russian citizenship is the official position of the Estonian government.
The Prime Minister reminded that according to Article 241 of the Foreigners Act, a long-term residence permit in Estonia can be revoked if the foreigner poses a threat to public order and national security.
To recap, Estonia may close the border with Russia.