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Pence Pledges U.S. Backing of Baltic Nations Against Russia

  • Russian aggression represents largest threat to the region
  • U.S. vice president is also heading to Georgia, Montenegro
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Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. stands with the Baltic nations against any threats from Russia as tensions continue to flare between the former Cold War foes.

Pence made Estonia his first stop on a visit to eastern Europe that will also take in Georgia and Montenegro, where he’ll meet Balkan NATO members and aspirants. His trip follows last week’s Russian-Chinese naval exercises in the Baltic Sea and comes before planned Russian military drills in September that have in the past simulated an attack on the region.