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Russian Invasion Talk Poses Economic Risk for Tiny Neighbor

  • Estonian PM Ratas sees no signs of increasing security risks
  • Investors urged to feel safe about business in Baltic nation
Estonian volunteers participate in a military training during Utria Assault, the NATO member's biggest annual military competition, on January 14, 2017 in Narva.

Estonian volunteers participate in a military training during Utria Assault, the NATO member's biggest annual military competition, on January 14, 2017 in Narva.

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Baseless reports of elevated security risks from Russia represent a threat to Estonia’s business climate, the Baltic country’s prime minister said.

“Certainly it worsens the economic environment when such signals penetrate society,” Juri Ratas told a news conference Thursday in Tallinn, the capital. “There have been no signs recently of increasing risks.”