Reminding that in June Trump single-handedly changed US foreign policy in Eastern Asia after meeting the leader of North Korea, Hiršs pointed out that the worst scenario for Latvia hasn't come true.
"The biggest worries -- that something would change in mutual relations [between Latvia and the US] -- haven't come true," said Hiršs, a researcher at the state-run Center for Security and Strategic Research.
Nevertheless, Hiršs concurred that Russia has emerged as the winner of the summit, seeing as Trump blamed everyone except Russia for deteriorating relationships between the two countries.
Meanwhile Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs took to Twitter to voice his views on what the meeting means:
"I wouldn't rush to conclusions as concerns... the summit right now. As is usual, we are expecting to receive a detailed overview from the US to its NATO allies. Principle-based dialogue should be supported, and the specifics are important."
Šobrīd nesteigtos ar pāragriem secinājumiem par ASV un Krievijas Helsinku samitu. Drīzumā, atbilstoši ierastai praksei, ceram saņemt ASV puses detalizētu izklāstu NATO sabiedrotajiem, uz principiem balstīts dialogs ir atbalstāms un detaļām ir nozīme— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) July 16, 2018