Zakharov stood up for trump
Official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the criticism of former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to the American leader, Donald trump.
McFaul wrote on Twitter that trump during his presidency, NATO has brought more harm than Soviet and Russian leaders for 70 years.
Zakharova, in turn, noted that the White house has been consistent in his statements. “Trump about his NATO strategy, declared long before the elections, and developed it during the election campaign,” — wrote the representative of the foreign Ministry in Facebook.
“So even 18 years ago trump frankly admitted: “the Cost of stay of troops in Europe is huge. And the money you can definitely spend on something better. Still our allies don’t seem to really appreciate our presence,” continued the diplomat.
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She recalled other words of the President of the United States — that NATO is obsolete.
Zakharova added that democracy in the United States, and for trump in the presidential elections voted 62 984 825 Americans.
It also called for McFaul to think about what he personally caused damage to Russian-American relations.
“Deliberate sabotage” is not in the interests of the Americans, summed up the diplomat.
In July, trump has appealed to NATO, saying that many members of the Alliance “not up to their obligations” and “delayed payments”. The White house urged the organization to reimburse the Washington loss.
At the NATO summit in Brussels on 11 July, he demanded to immediately increase defense spending to 2% of GDP.