Obama arrives in Estonia on eve of NATO summit

Estonian press photographers cover the arrival of US President Barack Obama on Air Force One at sunrise in Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2014US President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia aboard Air Force One early Wednesday to meet Baltic leaders and reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members. The talks in Tallinn come ahead of the key alliance summit in Wales focused on the crisis in Ukraine. Russia on Tuesday declared NATO a major “threat” after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin’s perceived stoking of war in Ukraine. Obama’s plane landed at 6:30 am (0330 GMT) in the capital of the small Baltic nation of Estonia which joined NATO in 2004.

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