News Item: Trump requires Europe to "fill the coffers" of NATO, not Russia
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Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 23:58:25

NATO continues to expand, to join the Alliance invited Macedonia. In addition, there are plans to increase defense spending, the creation of two new headquarters in the US and Germany.

NATO continues to expand, to join the Alliance invited Macedonia. In addition, there are plans to increase defense spending, the creation of two new headquarters in the US and Germany.

Relations with Russia were the main topic of the first day of the NATO summit in Brussels. Discussed the construction of "Nord stream 2" and the forthcoming meeting of Vladimir Putin with Donald trump in Helsinki on 16 July.

In the document on the first day of the summit says that NATO is open to regular dialogue with Moscow to prevent a military escalation. The document emphasizes that NATO does not seek confrontation with Russia.

"At a time when tensions are high, we need a dialogue with Russia. Russia is our neighbor, she's not going anywhere, and we need a dialogue", — said the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

While NATO expressed solidarity with Britain in the case Skripal and agrees that the incident in Salisbury, it is highly likely, is Russia.

The leaders of 29 countries agreed that the main topic of dialogue with Moscow should remain the conflict in Ukraine, in connection with the final communiqué calls on all parties to adhere to the channel format. The very same NATO remains true to the policy of containment of Russia, which includes a military presence on the Eastern borders and joint exercises with Georgia in 2019. NATO has accused Russia of provocative activities on the borders of the Alliance.

While in Brussels believe that Russia addressing global issues is impossible. In this context, NATO welcomed the meeting of Vladimir Putin with Donald trump on Monday in Helsinki.

Donald trump has become, without a doubt, the protagonist of the first day of the summit. He, in particular, complained that no one but Jens Stoltenberg, did not love him. And all because the allies are in no hurry to increase their military spending to two percent of GDP, but also because he agreed to the construction of "Nord stream 2", and this, according to the American President, means to "fill the coffers" of Russia, instead of translating them to the NATO budget.

"It is very sad that Germany concludes a large-scale agreement with Russia on gas and oil, while it is assumed that we protect it from Russia, says Donald trump. – That is we are defending Germany, defending France – all these countries, and then they make deals with Russia paying billions of dollars in its coffers. This is completely inappropriate".

Before the start of the two-day meeting in Brussels, trump has sent out letters to the governments of the allies with a reminder of the financial requirements of the States. In Brussels it became clear that the appetite America has increased: now we are talking about 4%, which, however, is unrealistic. For example, Spain said that even 2% of GDP in the budget of NATO — impossible task for the country.

In addition, on the first day of the summit on an official invitation to start negotiations on accession to NATO of Macedonia has received. It was also approved the decision on the establishment by 2020 of 30 battalions and 30 squadrons, ready to deploy in 30 days.




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