Baltic ambassadors to German press: Baltic states aren’t ex-Soviet republics

Ambassadors of the three Baltic states have asked the German media ZEIT ONLINE to stop referring to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to as former Soviet republics. The ambassadors noted that the Baltic states did not join the Soviet union voluntarily but were occupied and annexed, while the majority of Western democracies, including Germany, never recognized the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states, said the ministry as reported by News Agency DELFI.