Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis On Security And Russia Tensions07:58
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Latvia's President Raimonds Vejonis addresses the 72nd Session of the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations, in New York on Sept. 20, 2017. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Latvia's President Raimonds Vejonis addresses the 72nd Session of the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations, in New York on Sept. 20, 2017. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
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As world leaders gathered in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, Russia and Belarus launched large-scale military exercises near the border with the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, increasing tensions in the region.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis (@Vejonis) about his concerns about Russia and his confidence in the European Union and NATO.

This segment aired on September 21, 2017.

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