H.E. MARINA KALJURAND, AMBASSADOR OF ESTONIA TO THE UNITED STATES
On this edition of the program, a wide-ranging conversation with Estonian Ambassador to the U.S., Marina Kaljurand, about Russia's provocative moves in Ukraine – from the annexation of Crimea to its backing of separatists in the East. Estonia is a member of both the European Union and NATO. Ambassador Kaljurand tells host Carol Castiel that Moscow's actions constitute a blatant violation of international and legal norms and she worries about implications for Estonia and other Baltic states, which have sizeable Russian minorities. Ambassador Kaljurand discusses what might be motivating Moscow's behavior and comments on the response to Russia's actions by the United States, the EU and NATO.