Russia’s Foreign Ministry yesterday warned that a U.S. Congress bill submitted last week in support of Baltic aspirations to join NATO "could create obstacles to solving a whole range of problems in Russian-Baltic relations." (Itar-Tass, January 28). The warning reflects Moscow’s strategy of maintaining a certain level of tension in its relations with the Baltic states in the hope of sabotaging their accession to the EU and NATO. (See also Perspective section below).
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