Skip to comments.Estonia’s Former President: Look At What America Does, Not What Trump Says
Posted on 08/07/2018 12:11:46 PM PDT by Pavegecko
Estonias former president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, in an interview with Foreign Policy, declared the Baltic nations must look at what America is actually doing in terms of reinforcing the Baltic regions against perceived aggression from the Russian Federation, rather than what President Trump says.
Trump has been campaigning to force NATO member countries to pay their required investment into their own defense capabilities, and the NATO alliance, rather than rely on the American defense umbrella, and essentially the American taxpayer, to defend Europe.
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BUMP! Thank you for your articles Pavegecko! May God’s peace and blessings upon the countries former Soviet space who have a friend again in America and prayers for freedom to come to Russia. :)
Russia angrily condemned the removal of the statue, which was erected in 1947, as a grievous insult to Soviet soldiers who fought Nazi Germany. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that "we must take serious measures that will show our real attitude to this inhuman act." The upper house of the Russian parliament passed a resolution Friday calling on the government to sever diplomatic ties with Estonia.
"The war against fascism did not end on May 9, 1945," said Mikhail Margelov, head of the foreign relations committee in the upper house, referring to the day that Russia marks as the end of the war in Europe. "This fight goes on, and it will continue as long as there are gravediggers who are ready to throw out from the graves those who defeated fascism." He was speaking on Russian television.
For many Estonians, however, the Red Army was an occupation force that first entered their country in 1940 as part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that carved up Eastern Europe. The Soviets promptly annexed Estonia. The Nazis seized the country in 1941 but were driven out in 1944 by the Soviets, who remained in control until independence in 1991.
"It is beyond my comprehension why Russia, which calls itself a democracy, is unable to face squarely the history of the Soviet Union," Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in an interview last month with the Russian government newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta. "Russia, unfortunately, is still playing blindman's bluff with the past."
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