President Ilves tiptoes around question of invalidating NATO-Russia pact

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has indicated on Wednesday that since the security situation in Europe has changed, the 1997 NATO-Russia pact lost its validity, but he stopped short of calling it to be scrapped officially.
Barack Obama and Toomas Hendrik Ilves
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Baltic PMs agree on another 2 weeks for LNG market deal

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Seimas speaker expects Latvian support to Baltic gas deal

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