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Baltics' unease over Russia

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>> The fall of a regime that is friendly to Moscow is not acceptable.>> What to do about the Russian threat, that is the major discussion here at the Security Conference. This is Alistair Stratton for Reuters News in Talen, Estonia. Baltic leaders want more NATO troops in the region, at least one battalion each for the free Baltic states.
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They are worried that Russia has plans for this region, whether it's an invasion, or a kind of hybrid war that would destabilize these new eurozone countries. The other issue here is nuclear deterrents. Baltic leaders are saying they want NATO to talk more about nuclear deterrents, in the face of what they see as Russian rhetoric on this issue.
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They are worried about European unity. Does NATO and do European nations have the solidarity to push for greater defense in this eastern region? How much of a threat to European unity, for example, is the migrant crisis, how big effect could Brexit be for European security issues. Many people think that Putin may be looking at what's going on, in terms of European unity, or any signs of division within European ranks, push his agenda in this volatile region.