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The US President Donald trump once again walked upon Chancellor Angela Merkel for closer cooperation with Russia. According to the American leader, Europe’s dependence on Russian gas undermines international stability. The words of trump, who is currently on his first official visit to the UK, quotes Agency “Interfax”.
“For me it’s a tragedy. I believe that what was done is terrible. Billions, billions and billions of dollars from Germany in the first place, and other countries, but mainly from Germany — in Russia, at a time when we are trying to do something to achieve peace in the world,” said trump during a joint press conference with Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may.
The US President noted that he respects the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but believes that “Nord stream-2” is “a terrible mistake”. “It’s terrible that they have a gas pipeline coming from Russia. I’m sure Germany will get 50, 60 or even 70 percent of its energy from Russia. And how can you work on peace from a position of strength when someone has power over you?” — angry American President.
The Russian side is cautious with regard to any criticism of the project of “Gazprom”. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov claims that “the Nord stream-2” no political overtones, is a purely commercial project.
Trump 11 Jul already walked by Angela Merkel and the entire NATO. The Alliance went for too low military spending, and Germany — for the support of another Russian gas pipeline. Trump is convinced that due to the dependence of Germany on Russian energy Berlin became a “prisoner of Russia.”
Video, photo All from Russia.