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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In a joint press conference, given in Tallinn with the US President Barack Obama, Ilves indicated that there might be a way around the NATO-Russia Founding Act, according to which the alliance is not supposed to set up military bases near Russian borders.

"The NATO-Russia Founding Act has been violated by Russia. We continue to support the vision of that document, but its substance has changed dramatically," the Estonian President said.

President Obama seemed to be in agreement with Ilves.

"The circumstances have clearly changed and this will be a topic for discussion in NATO summit in Wales," Obama said.

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