Nato chief says Donald Trump’s Russia feedback put US troopers at ‘elevated danger’ | EUROtoday

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“‘One for all and all for one.’ This NATO creed keeps more than 950 million people safe,” it stated.

European Council President Charles Michel denounced the feedback as “reckless”, saying they’ll “serve only Putin’s interest.”

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who has endorsed Trump for his get together’s nomination, defended the ex-president on Sunday as “telling a story” about one thing that occurred prior to now.

“He doesn’t talk like a traditional politician,” the Florida senator advised CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“By the way, Donald Trump was president and he didn’t pull us out of Nato. In fact, American troops were stationed throughout Nato” throughout his time period, Mr Rubio stated.

Mr Trump’s rival for the nomination, Nikki Haley, stated: “What bothers me about this is, don’t take the side of a thug, who kills his opponents.

“Don’t take the side of someone who has gone in and invaded a country and half a million people have died or been wounded because of Putin. Don’t take the side of someone who continues to lie.”

Nato allies agreed in 2014, after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, to halt the spending cuts member nations had made after the Cold War and transfer in direction of spending 2 per cent of their GDP on defence by 2024.

As of 2022, Nato reported that seven of the now 31 Nato member nations had been assembly that obligation — up from three in 2014. Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine spurred further army spending by some Nato members.