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Germany’s support for the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” heavy combined with the country’s membership in NATO, said the President of the United States Donald trump in an interview with Fox News channel.
“She [Chancellor Angela Merkel] pays Russia billions of dollars [for gas supplies]. It’s her choice, but to do so, being in NATO, quite uncomfortable,” said trump.
Recently, the U.S. President has often spoken of the fact that the construction of “Nord stream-2” will make Europe and especially Germany dependent on Russia and its energy resources. At a press conference after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki trump has promised that American liquefied natural gas will compete with Russian gas in the struggle for the European market.
He also recalled how during the recent NATO summit in Brussels, told the participants about their spending on the military. Approval of trump, Washington covers 91 percent of the costs of Europe’s security.
“So we paid 91% of expenditures to ensure the security of Europe, and in the meantime Europe is using us to his advantage in terms of tariffs and the establishment of trade barriers. It’s killing our trade, because last year we lost as a result of some 151 billion dollars”, — said trump. In his opinion, NATO’s European members need to increase their spending on collective defense.
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