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Estonia: 'Peace through strength' - McCain touts US Army presence in E. Europe01:30

Estonia: 'Peace through strength' - McCain touts US Army presence in E. Europe

Estonia, Tallinn
August 21, 2015 at 12:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Senator John McCain continued to condone US military expansion in Eastern Europe during a press conference in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, Friday, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin's “behaviour can be countered by a … presence of American troops” in the region.

According to McCain, Putin’s behaviour included “kidnapping” suspected Estonian spy Eston Kohver, who was detained at the Russian border carrying a loaded gun, covert recording equipment and €5000 ($6457) in cash. Kohver had worked for the Tartu Estonian Security Police since 1991.

McCain added that the way to stop such “behaviour” was to show the value that US leadership and NATO states place on the Baltics, doing this in the form of “peace through strength,” quoting former US President Ronald Reagan.

McCain was leading a large delegation of US senators around Estonia between August 20 and 21, meeting with Estonian government leaders and trying to draw former Eastern Bloc states into cooperation with the US. Several of the senators are expected to continue their tour of countries bordering Russia.

Estonia: 'Peace through strength' - McCain touts US Army presence in E. Europe01:30
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US Senator John McCain continued to condone US military expansion in Eastern Europe during a press conference in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, Friday, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin's “behaviour can be countered by a … presence of American troops” in the region.

According to McCain, Putin’s behaviour included “kidnapping” suspected Estonian spy Eston Kohver, who was detained at the Russian border carrying a loaded gun, covert recording equipment and €5000 ($6457) in cash. Kohver had worked for the Tartu Estonian Security Police since 1991.

McCain added that the way to stop such “behaviour” was to show the value that US leadership and NATO states place on the Baltics, doing this in the form of “peace through strength,” quoting former US President Ronald Reagan.

McCain was leading a large delegation of US senators around Estonia between August 20 and 21, meeting with Estonian government leaders and trying to draw former Eastern Bloc states into cooperation with the US. Several of the senators are expected to continue their tour of countries bordering Russia.

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