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Estonia cautions U.S. about spread of «Russia's information war»

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Estonia’s Foreign Minister Sven Mikser

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser pointed to a broad Russian infrmation war during this week’s meeting in Washington, between the Baltic states top diplomats and Ed Royce, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. Congress House of Representatives.

Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Wednesday, March 8, citing a press release of the Esonian Foreign Ministry that Mixer said during the meeting: «Hybrid threats and hostile propaganda are nothing we haven’t seen before in the Baltic states, but Russia’s now waging its information war on a significantly broader front».

The Estonian Foreign Minister explained that people needed to be informed about Russian actions, for example, the spreading of misleading information, that were designed to provoke divisions in society and encourage distrust in democratic institutions, in a comment about Russian meddling in elections of European Union member states and the U.S.

The U.S. Congress House Foreign Affairs Committee, in turn, voiced gratitude to the Baltic states for their involvement in the U.S.-led war on terrorism, where Mikser responded: «Estonia is prepared to maintain its active involvement in the work of the anti-Daesh [«Islamic State» terrorist group – BNN] coalition».

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