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NATO summit: Donald Trump accuses Germany of being 'captive' of Russia

"We're supposed to be guarding against Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia," says Trump

Reuters  |  Brussels 

US President Donald Trump accused Germany of being a “captive” of Russia on Wednesday as Western leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit where Trump wants Europeans to pay up more for their own defence. In a startling public outburst against the second biggest economy in the US—led alliance, Trump told NATO Secretary—General Jens Stoltenberg that Germany was wrong to support a new $11-billion Baltic Sea pipeline to import Russian gas while being slow to meet targets for contributing to NATO defence spending intended to protect Europe from ...

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 22:13 IST
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