President Obama: 'With NATO, you will never lose it (independence) again'

The defence of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn is just as important for NATO as the defence of London, Paris and Berlin, US President Barack Obama stated on Wednesday, pledging that the Baltic states will never lose their independence again.
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