June 4, 2014

Putin Sows Fear Across Former Soviet Empire

Carol Williams, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Putin has consistently railed against the encroachment of NATO, which has inducted the three Baltic states -- Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -- that were captive republics of the Soviet Union, as well as the entire Eastern European membership of the defunct Warsaw Pact military bloc. As part of Obama’s European trip, the president met Tuesday night with leaders from the Baltic states and former Moscow allies Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia.

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