Wikileaks: US tried to distance itself from the Bronze Soldier dispute

Documents unveiled by Wikileaks show that US officials tried to distance themselves from the Bronze Soldier dispute and did not understand why Estonian politicians suddenly in 2007 decided to solve the problem that had been there for years, writes Postimees daily.

“We do not understand why the Estonian government decided to tackle the problem right now, but it may have something to do with the pre-election time,” says one US diplomatic report from February 2007.

US Ambassador Aldona Wos wrote in June 2006 that, out of fear of being provoced and dragged into this scandal, the US planned to stay away from this debate.

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