Pence reaffirms security commitment to Baltics, NATO

MUNICH (AP) Vice President Mike Pence is reaffirming the U.S. commitment to the security of the Baltic states in a meeting with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Pence met with the leaders on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. Pence's office says the vice president noted the Trump administration's support for the collective defense of NATO allies and the need of NATO to counter terrorism.

Pence's office says the leaders expressed their concerns over the ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine and discussed the need to make progress toward the full implementation of the Minsk agreement to resolve the conflict between government forces and Russia-backed separatists.