Kremlin rejects Trump's description of Germany as Russian 'captive'

Cheryl Sanders
July 13, 2018

Why did Donald Trump Slam Germany at The NATO Summit?

"We believe the pipeline would undermine Europe's overall energy security and stability by providing Russian Federation another tool for the political coercion of European countries, especially Ukraine. I think it is a horrific thing that's being done when you're feeding billions and billions of dollars from Germany primarily. into the coffers of Russia", Trump said at a news conference on Friday after talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The US president also called on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states to immediately do something about the matter. And then numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal (Nord Stream 2) with Russian Federation where they're paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russian Federation.

Mr Trump said at the residence of the United States ambassador in Brussels "So we're supposed to protect you against Russian Federation and you pay billions of dollars to Russian Federation and I think that's very inappropriate".

European countries may block construction of the pipeline "Nord stream-2", if you take the radical position of the United States.

According to the committee, Trump's remarks were "an assault on business relations between German and European countries and Russian Federation", while assumptions that Nord Stream 2 would help Russian Federation control the European gas market were "factually wrong and politically absurd".

Biden also reportedly said Europe needs "diverse sources of gas, not new pipelines that lock in greater reliance on Russian Federation". "I do not think it's good, you do not work from a position of strength, you gave up all your power", Trump warned. "This project has provoked a very heated debate on both sides of the Atlantic, and we are convinced would absolutely have an adverse impact on Ukraine, on Slovakia, and Eastern Europe. So Canada is clear with our partners about the concerns we have with Nord Stream".

"I've experienced myself a part of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union", she said.

In May 2016, Kerry was speaking in Washington, D.C. together with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, where he expressed concerns about the very same energy project Germany is undergoing.

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