Donald trump has vowed to maintain sanctions against Russia
Moscow. July 30. INTERFAX.RU — President of the USA Donald trump Monday announced that all the anti-Russian sanctions will remain in force.
“Sanctions against Russia will remain in the form in which they are,” said the US President, adding that waiting for European partners to submit competing projects with Russia on gas pipelines.
“We are already negotiating with the EU about the creation of 9 to 11 ports for which pay they (the Europeans), so we could supply liquefied natural gas to different parts of Europe. And this will be the most competitive,” trump added, speaking at a press conference after talks with Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte in Washington.
The US President once again acted with criticism of Germany, noting that the country, which accounts for about 1% of the defense budget NATO, pays a lot of money to Russia for gas.
With the United States were treated very unfair (NATO-funded — if). We contributed from 70% to 90% of the budget of NATO. It’s not fair. Especially if you take Germany. They pay a little more than 1%, and they pay huge money to Russia. Expect from us, what are we going to protect the country from Russia, but they pay Russia billions and billions of dollars in the energy sector. It’s not a good situation.Donald Trepresent USA
“If you ask the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, he’ll probably say that he’s a big fan of trump. He said: “We were not able to collect the money until they came Donald trump””, — added the President of the United States.
In turn, Conte said that the dialogue between the United States and Russia is essential to maintain a stable situation in the world. “Italy believes that dialogue between the United States and Russia is of fundamental importance from a global perspective we can have more positive results for stability and security,” he said. “Italy is configured favourably in relation to dialogue with Russia”, — said the Prime Minister.
Previously, trump has repeatedly criticized Germany in connection with its cooperation with Russia in the energy sphere. In particular, he called her a hostage to Russia over plans for the construction of the pipeline.
“I believe that Germany is hostage to Russia, because Germany gets so much energy from Russia,” — said the American President.
Meanwhile, the results of the Russian-American summit July 16, trump said that the American side leaves the decision of Germany to participate in the “Nord stream 2” for her, but promised that the energy the United States will compete with this pipeline route. “We will compete when we’re talking about the pipeline. I’m not sure that it is in the best interest of Germany. The United States will and are already the largest government on oil and gas. We sell and LNG must compete with pipeline,” he said.