The US is considering deploying Patriot surface-to-air missiles in Estonia, US Vice President Mike Pence told Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Sunday. “We spoke about it today, but we didn’t talk about a date or time,” Ratas told state broadcaster ERR after the meeting. The mobile, ground-based Patriot system is designed to intercept incoming missiles and warplanes. “We talked about the upcoming (Russian military) maneuvers near the Estonian border … and how Estonia, the United States and NATO should monitor them and exchange information,” Ratas said. Pence was in Estonia as part of a four-day tour to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro. He was due to meet with the leaders of the Baltics – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – on Monday. Later Monday, Pence is due in Georgia, a non-NATO member which has shared concerns about Russia, and then to Montenegro, which became NATO’s 29th member on June 5.
Source: Drudge Report

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