Estonia demands compensation from Russia for occupation by the USSR

Estonia has reminded Russia of the times of Soviet occupation once again and pointed to the violation of the Tartu peace treaty from 1920. Estonian Minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu claimed that the USSR violated the treaty on Estonia’s independence and that Russia must be held accountable for it. 

According to him, Russia is the successor of the USSR and should pay damages to Estonia in accordance with international law. 

“The Soviet Union occupied Estonia, violating the Treaty of Tartu, and Russia, as its successor, should recognize that. Based on international law, Russia should compensate us for damages caused,” Eesti Paevaleht cites the Minister as saying. 

Territories of Estonia and other Baltic States became part of the USSR in 1940.


  Russia, Estonia, USSR, Baltic States