Ukraine (bbabo.net), - Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas interpreted in her own way the words of former US President Donald Trump that he would not protect NATO members from a “future Russian attack” if these countries contributed to defense the alliance budget will be insufficient.
Kaja Kallas, at a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola in Tallinn, said:
“I think what the US presidential candidate said could wake up a group of allies who have not done enough,” the Estonian prime minister said, referring, among other things, to a goal for NATO member states' defense budgets to reach two percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) by 2024.
Roberta Metsola echoed that the European Union should spend more on defense.
“Regardless of who leads the next US government, the EU must send a clear message that we are strong enough to protect each other,” she said.
Referring to the former US president's comments, the European Parliament President added that any such statement must acknowledge the inherent dangers, but at the same time more must be done to protect itself.