atynews.com – President of the United States (US), Donald Trump said if Germany has been fully controlled by Russia.
Reported from the BBC, Thursday (7/12/2018), This was conveyed by the US president before the start of the NATO Summit.
President Donald Trump condemned Germany and called the country Russia’s “prisoner” because of a lucrative gas pipeline deal.
Trump accused Germany of being controlled by the Russians for getting a lot of energy from Russia.
“Germany controlled Russia for getting so much energy from Russia,” Trump said, referring to the Nord Stream 2 government deal in Berlin with Moscow.
Trump also said Germany paid billions of dollars to Russia. However, he said his country would defend Germany against Russia.
“They paid billions of dollars to Russia and we have to defend them against Russia.” says Trump.
Berlin hopes the 1,200 kilometer Baltic Sea pipeline will enable direct shipments of more than 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas by the end of 2019.
But the US and some eastern European countries have criticized the deal, fearing it could put Germany too dependent on Russia as diplomatic tensions escalate between Moscow and NATO.