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Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Obama reassures Baltic allies of NATO support amid Ukraine conflict
Obama reassures Baltic allies of NATO support amid Ukraine conflict

President Obama offered reassurance and military might to Estonia and the other Baltic nations on Wednesday, promising to thwart Russia’s “dark tactics” and territorial ambitions should they spread from Ukraine to those NATO allies to the north. At a daylong stopover before a NATO summit, Obama declared that the alliance would protect some of its newest members, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, from what he described as bullying from Moscow. Obama previewed NATO’s plans to back up its reassurances with a new commitment of several thousand additional troops to be rotated through the region. Estonia and Latvia share a border with Russia, and all...

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