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Estonian President: Russia tries to influence the country’s democratic processes

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn the field of international politics, Russia is trying to turn others against one another, said Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid in an interview to LNT.

The politician believes that Russia tries to influence the country’s democratic processes using any means.

Kaljulaid states that unless Russia does not change from the inside, there is no reason to expect western nations to form closer ties with the country.

In regards to possible influence of Donald Trump’s presidency over Europe and its security, Kaljulaid reminded that Trump is not the first US president to say that Europe should do more for its security. In this regard there is nothing new in USA’s stance.

Estonia’s president joined the opinion of her predecessor that Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians should not be viewed as Baltics. Nevertheless, she emphasized that cooperation is very important, as it gives bigger weight in international politics. This is why cooperation of Baltic States and Nordic States is vital.

Overall, Kaljulaid said Baltic States have developed similarly since the restoration of their independence.

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  1. Gunnar says:

    Kaljulaid is set to be one of the most colourless presidents we have ever had in Estonia. People thought the idea of a female president was exciting and novel. Little thought was given to the values and wisdom of the new president. Unfortunately, Kaljulaid does not represent the view of the majority of the people of Estonia. She represents the views of the small minority of globalists in power in Europe- a minority. And these views have made Europe the corrupt and inept area of mass unemployemnt and uncontrolled immigration that it has become.

    Fortunately the tides are turning. It is not Putin or Russia as the superstition of the globalists would have it. It is citizens of European countreis who have released that they got the short end of the stick and that their governments are in denial of the vast problems of this globalist experiment. That Kaljulaid blames interlocutures and cannot admit failure of her world view is not surprising. We see this in Germany, France, Britain and Sweden. It would behove the Baltic countries (we’re Baltic; not Nordic) to stop running a failed campaign for the US president who lost the elections. That is, if our countries would like to have any chance of US interest in our defense situation in the near future…

    Kaljulaid is obviously not as concerned about Estonia as she like to let on.

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    • Linda says:

      Perhaps the constitution should be altered so that the President is voted in by the people and not the State Parliament.

      Kaljulaid is new to the job, may prove u wrong in the long run but we all need to hope that she proves to be a strong president and not one that bows to the east.

      Unemployment and uncontrolled immigration can be sorted out by job creation in the first place – ditch all the automation or produce less citizens; put an end to the free movement of people across Europe and have set quotas for immigration and stick to the quotas.

      There are a lot of misguided people in Europe who think that referendums to leave EU will solve their own countries problems.

      Estonia has long sought to be part of the Nordic group. Perhaps better titles Baltic Nord; Baltic central; and, Baltic South. Personally, I’d ditch Baltic altogether as people mistake Baltic for Balkan.

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