Estonia intends to demand compensation from Russia for the 'Soviet occupation'
Estonian Minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu announced that the country has reasons to demand apologies or compensation from Russia, the successor to the USSR, for damage incurred during the years the Soviet Union stayed in the country.
This succession was preserved "after annexation by the Soviet Union in 1940," according to him.
This issue was agreed upon by the Estonian government in 2004 based on international law, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine. The authorities came to the conclusion that during "occupation" the country suffered damage, Reinsalu noted.