Telegraph: NATO fear that the meeting between Putin and trump will affect security in Europe
The sources suspect that the U.S. President can begin negotiations with the leader of the Russian Federation “about redrawing the security landscape in Europe.”
LONDON, July 8. /TASS/. The organizers of the NATO summit, which will be held July 11-12 in Brussels, expressed fears that the subsequent Russian-American talks in Helsinki may adversely affect European security. This was reported by the British Sunday newspaper the Sunday Telegraph.
According to her statement, senior sources involved in the preparation of the summit of the North Atlantic Alliance, is concerned that the US President Donald trump will begin negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin “about redrawing the security landscape in Europe,” if the leaders of the NATO countries “will refuse to meet the demands trump” increase spending on defence in accordance with the rules of the Alliance.
So, military and diplomatic sources told the publication, “concerns regarding a possible offer”, which trump may appeal to Putin on the Russian-American summit in Helsinki on 16 July. Based on this information, the newspaper claims that “Donald trump could threaten to withdraw U.S. troops from Ukraine and to abandon American participation in joint exercises of NATO, if the UK and other European countries will not be able to make commitments about increasing defence spending”.