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Estonian diplomat's detention in Russia "a set-up", Estonia says

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By Andrius Sytas

VILNIUS – Estonia said the reported detention of one of its diplomats by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on Tuesday was “a set-up” and the accusations against him were “groundless”.

“This accusation that he was in possession of classified documents is completely groundless. This is a provocation. The whole incident was a set-up,” Estonian foreign ministry spokeswoman Aari Lemmik told Reuters.