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Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas commented on former US President Donald Trump’s statements regarding threats to allies to allow Russia “to do whatever it wants” if these NATO members do not make sufficient contributions to collective security.
Source: Kallas at a press conference with the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, reports “Evropeyska Pravda” with reference to ERR
Callas direct speech: “I think the words of the American presidential candidate can serve as a wake-up call for some EU members whose contribution is not so great.”
Callas expressed hope that Europe will invest more in its defense “and we will become stronger together.”
In her turn, Metsola, commenting on Trump’s statement, also emphasized that European countries should increase defense spending.
“With any such statement, one must be aware of the dangers it entails, but also important is our steadfastness to invest more in case we are left alone,” she said.
- During a rally in South Carolina, Trump recalled how during his presidency he threatened to “encourage Russia” to attack one of the NATO members who do not fulfill their financial obligations to the Alliance.
- These words caused a sharp reaction from the White House, the Secretary General of NATO and many European capitals.
- European Council President Charles Michel called Trump’s words irresponsible. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called Trump’s statements dangerous and playing into the hands of Moscow.
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