: Estonian foreign minister asks US to continue anti-Russian sanctions

11:14 Aug. 19, 2016

Estonian foreign minister asks US to continue anti-Russian sanctions

Marina Kaljurand, Estonia foreign minister, addresses a high level meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society in the UN General Assembly, Dec. 15, 2015. (AP Photo)

Marina Kaljurand thanks US for helping provide security in the Baltics

Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand has asked the delegation of the United States Senate and House of Representatives to continue anti-Russian sanctions, according to the ministry's spokesperson.

"The sanctions must continue until Russia starts honoring its obligations," Kaljurand was quoted as saying by Interfax.

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"The US is Estonia's key partner and NATO ally," the minister added.

Kaljurand also thanked the US for helping provide securinty in the Baltic region and in Europe.

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