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Estonia: "NATO poised to help Ukraine" says Obama00:53

Estonia: "NATO poised to help Ukraine" says Obama

Estonia, Tallinn
September 3, 2014 at 15:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Barack Obama visited Tallinn on Wednesday to meet with his counterpart Toomas Ilves ahead of participating in the NATO summit in Wales September 4-5.

Obama said Russia is paying a "heavy price" for its "actions" in regards to Ukraine, commenting that both Estonia and USA have "stood together" throughout the conflict. The US President also explained NATO is "poised" to do more to "help" Ukraine strengthen its forces and "defend their country."

Estonian President Ilves during his comment session said Russia has "violated" the NATO-Russia Founding Act which was signed in 1997, asserting that the document's "substance" has been changed "dramatically."

Obama will also meet the leaders of Latvia and Lithuania during his visit to Estonia.

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US President Barack Obama visited Tallinn on Wednesday to meet with his counterpart Toomas Ilves ahead of participating in the NATO summit in Wales September 4-5.

Obama said Russia is paying a "heavy price" for its "actions" in regards to Ukraine, commenting that both Estonia and USA have "stood together" throughout the conflict. The US President also explained NATO is "poised" to do more to "help" Ukraine strengthen its forces and "defend their country."

Estonian President Ilves during his comment session said Russia has "violated" the NATO-Russia Founding Act which was signed in 1997, asserting that the document's "substance" has been changed "dramatically."

Obama will also meet the leaders of Latvia and Lithuania during his visit to Estonia.

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