The German government’s chief, Angela Merkel , on Wednesday defended her country’s right to make its own decisions, after US President Donald Trump criticized Germany for buying gas from Russia, the country’s main threat. NATO.
“I myself experienced how a part of Germany was controlled by the USSR, and I am very happy that today we are united in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany and that, therefore, we can also … take independent decisions,” he said. upon his arrival at a NATO summit in Brussels.
Hours earlier, during a meeting with the Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, Donald Trump had charged against the first economy of the euro zone, a “rich country” that, in his opinion, does not spend enough in defense and invests A lot of money in Russian gas.