Baltic States request missile shield protection against Russia at Washington summit

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A US soldier stand behind a launcher vehicle of a US 'Patriot' air defence guided missile system battery positioned on a military training ground near Sochaczew, Poland, March 21, 2015, where soldiers of the Warsaw 3rd Air Defense Missile Brigade and US soldiers of a 'Patriot' battery exercise together within the Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Baltic States request missile shield protection against Russia at Washington summit


EU members and staunch NATO allied Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have requested that the US to include the three Baltic republics in the defensive umbrella covered by the alliance's Romania and Poland-based anti-missile shield.

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, and Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis are among the strongest critics of Russia in the European Union and are growing increasingly worried about US President Donald J. Trump's inability t...


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