A strong and united NATO is more necessary today than at any point since the collapse of communism, a quarter century ago. And no threat looms larger in the Baltic states than the specter of aggression, from your unpredictable neighbor to the east. At this very moment, Russia continues to seek to redraw international borders by force, undermine democracies of sovereign nations and divide the free nations of Europe, one against another.
Under President Donald Trump, the United States of America rejects any attempts to use force, threats, intimidation or malign influence in the Baltic states, or against any of our treaty allies. We hope for better days, for better relations with Russia. The recent diplomatic action taken by Moscow, will not deter the commitment of the United States of America to our security, the security of our allies.
And the security of freedom-loving nations around the world.