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Obama says USA «dedicated to defend Estonia»

Toomas Hendrik Ilvese ja Barack Obama pressikonverents Eesti Pangas. PHOTO: Erik Prozes

In Tallinn press conference with Estonian counterpart Toomas Hendrik Ilves, US President Barack Obama said Estonia will never stand alone again. The United States of America dedicates itself to defend Estonia’s security, said the President.

«Article five of NATO is unbreakable, unshakable, and everlasting. Estonia will never stand alone again. As President of USA, I guarantee that,» said Mr Obama.

Mr Obama added that USA plans sending more rotating units into the Baltics and organising more exercises on the spot. 

According to the US President, Estonia has been an excellent ally in NATO, spending 2 percent of GDP on defence and serving as an example to all other members of the alliance.

Mr Obama thanked Estonia for our input in the missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, underlining the nine Estonian servicemen who gave their lives there will never be forgotten.