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    NATO troops at a range in Estonia participating in the Saber Strike-2016 exercises, June 2016.

    Estonia Hopes US to Keep Troops in EU, Stick to NATO Commitments Under Trump

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    Estonia hopes that the United States will maintain its military presence in Europe and will not radically reconsider its ties to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) under President Donald Trump, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said Wednesday.

    TALLINN (Sputnik) — US President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that NATO is an obsolete organization since it is not much engaged in fighting terrorism and its members are not contributing enough.

    "We have no reason to believe that the incoming president Trump intends to radically revise the US' allied relations or amend the US commitment to the transatlantic relationship with European allies," Mikser told RIA Novosti.

    Mikser said "there is also no reason to doubt the continued US military presence in Europe."

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