White House: The more NATO countries spend, the worse it is for Russia

26.05.2017, Europe.

A senior White House official from the team accompanying Donald Trump on his foreign tour stated during a briefing that the growth of NATO military expenditures is aimed at strengthening Europe and making Russia’s life more difficult, RIA Novosti news agency reports on May 25.

In particular, the White House official said “The more NATO countries spend [on defense – Rossa Primavera News Agency], the worse it is for Russia. As Trump’s pushing NATO to spend more and more and more, that’s obviously making life more difficult for Russia, and that’s creating a stronger and more vibrant Europe.”

In his speech in Brussels at the summit of NATO countries, the US President Donald Trump, listed Russia among the main threats to NATO. He also called for compliance with the alliance’s financial obligations.

There were two main topics discussed during the summit: the fight against terrorism and the distribution of financial burden among the alliance members. Most of the alliance countries do not act up on the decision made in 2014 – to spend on  NATO at least 2% of their GDP. Despite the statements of the Russian government that there is no intention to attack the alliance countries, NATO force has grown eightfold at the borders of the Russian Federation over the past ten years.

* The original of the picture is by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo, license Public Domain.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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