Trump lashes Germany over gas pipeline deal, calls it Russia’s ‘captive’

Trump lashes Germany over gas pipeline deal, calls it Russia's 'captive'.  U.S. President Donald Trump launched a sharp public attack on Germany on Wednesday for supporting a Baltic Sea gas pipeline deal with Russia, saying Berlin had become “a captive to Russia” and he criticized it for failing to raise defense spending more.

Trump lashes Germany over gas pipeline deal, calls it Russia's 'captive'

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Trump lashes Germany over gas pipeline deal, calls it Russia's 'captive'.  U.S. President Donald Trump launched a sharp public attack on Germany on Wednesday for supporting a Baltic Sea gas pipeline deal with Russia, saying Berlin had become “a captive to Russia” and he criticized it for failing to raise defense spending more.

 

Trump was because of meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the summit later in the day and will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

Berlin has given political help to the working of another, $11-billion pipeline to bring Russian gas over the Baltic Sea called Nord Stream 2, in spite of second thoughts among other EU states. In any case, Merkel demands the undertaking is a private business wander and isn't supported by German citizens.

"At the point when Germany influences an enormous oil and gas to manage Russia," Trump said to Stoltenberg. "We should prepare for Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions of dollars multi year to Russia.

"We're ensuring Germany, we're securing France, we're ensuring these nations. And afterward various of the nations go out and influence a pipeline to manage Russia where they're paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia.

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