NATO summit: Russia urged the United States to join the “forces of good”
Author: Katerina Moskalets
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Today, July 11, in Brussels began its 29th summit of the North Atlantic Alliance. The event promises to be vivid and dynamic, because even before the meeting, the senior members made some tough statements.
At the meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg , the President of the United States Donald trump spoke about the consumption of oil and gas in Europe. According to the American leader, that Germany buys the most important minerals in Russia — it’s not fair to the Americans.
The President of the United States Donald trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
“Germany is a hostage of Russia, “said trump. Addressed to the state requests of a country that Russia pays “billions and billions of dollars” for energy, for protection, he called inappropriate.
“Germany fully controlled by Russia“, — said the head of the White house.
Responding to Trump, Stoltenberg recalled that the construction project of the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany “Nord stream – 2“is a solution which is not within the competence of NATO.
For its part, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel before the summit objected to his American counterpart, saying that Germany independent from Russia. Merkel also added that it was ready to “sharp” discussions.
Previously, Donald trump said that he is not going to alleviate the pressure on the countries of the Alliance only because the tensions between Europe and the United States will play into the hands of Vladimir Putin, with whom trump is planning to meet on Monday, July 16, in Helsinki.
Russia, which NATO stopped cooperation in 2014 in connection with the annexation of Crimea, also commented on the upcoming summit of the Alliance. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation announced in Twitterthat waiting for “new horror stories about Russia”.
“As for the “forces of good”, would have welcomed the accession of the US and NATO. Long time“, — said the press service of the Ministry.
What the Russian foreign Ministry considers “evil” — unknown. Possible rupture of NATO cooperation with Russia and the announcement in July 2016, the new mission of the Alliance deterrence former partner.
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