Kremlin rejects any compensation to Baltic states for alleged ‘Soviet occupation’

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SOCHI, August 22. /TASS/. Russia objects to the term ‘occupation’ relative to the stay of the Baltic republics within the Soviet Union and rejects any possibility of talking about any compensation, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

The Kremlin spokesman this commented on the intention of Estonia and Latvia to demand compensation from Russia for the period of the alleged ‘Soviet occupation.’

“We, of course, do not agree, in general, with the term ‘Soviet occupation,” Peskov said.

“We do not agree that there can be a talk about any compensation. One should also not forget about the contribution made to the infrastructural, economic and social development of the Baltic states during the Soviet period,” the Kremlin spokesman stressed.

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