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Trump's threats against NATO countries mean - Political analyst reveals

Trump's threats against NATO countries mean - Political analyst reveals Donald Trump, former President of the United States of America (Photo: Getty Images)

Threats from former US President Donald Trump to encourage Russia to attack NATO European countries are an unsuccessful and very inappropriate insinuation, stated political scientist Volodymyr Fesenko in a comment to RBC-Ukraine.

"This is an unsuccessful and very inappropriate form and substance hint that, allegedly, if you don't want to spend money on defense, then in case of an attack on you, it will be your problem. Most likely, that's what he meant because he had repeatedly expressed such an opinion when he was president. I am convinced that it is not about encouraging aggression. It's an unsuccessful statement, for sure, and there are many of them in his rhetoric," emphasized Fesenko.

In his opinion, Trump has no intention of encouraging Russia to attack European countries.

Fesenko explained that when discussing Trump's words, one should remember that rhetoric is one thing, and practical actions are another. This especially applies to pre-election rhetoric.

"Before the election, he talked about the "Russian Crimea." When he became president, we saw that he did not recognize Crimea as Russian. His advisors quickly explained to him why this could not be done. He said he wanted to find an understanding with Vladimir Putin and tried to do so, but in the end, it turned out differently. The statement about ending the war in Ukraine in 24 hours has become known. Everyone understands that this is impossible. Even if he wants to stop the fire, which is not easy and impossible to implement in 24 hours, and if he is willing to make peace on Russian terms, then Ukraine and many of our European partners will not agree," the political scientist noted.

Trump's statement

Previously, during his election campaign, Trump stated that he did not intend to defend NATO countries that "do not pay their bills."

He also threatened that he would even encourage Russia to attack such states.

US President Joe Biden has already criticized his statement. He emphasized that Trump threatens the security of the United States.

More details on the scandal - in the material by RBC-Ukraine.