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Estonian President Is Visiting Moscow To Meet Putin

April 8, 2019 (EIRNS)—In a surprise move which has some NATO leaders worried, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid will be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 18, reported the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s ERR News. Kaljulaid will be attending the reopening of the Estonian Embassy in Moscow.

In a press conference on April 5, Kaljulaid said that she had briefly met with Putin at the Paris celebration marking the centenary of the end of World War I in November 2018.

“The two heads of state exchanged a few words, and Ms. Kaljulaid allegedly said that she would be happy to visit Moscow,” according to ERR News. “I also said that we are neighbors, and I believe that we should speak as well, even if we likely won’t really agree on anything,” she explained. “We have different values, but one speaks to their neighbors. And it seemed to me as though President Putin agreed with this. We talk a great deal about Russia—in my opinion it isn’t especially polite to not talk to Russia.”

She said that the purpose is to communicate, not to reach any accord.

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