Trump's Policies Make NATO Delay Talks with Ukraine
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:27:00 +0300
All of you know that the USA has been playing a major role in the NATO. However, after Donald Trump become the U.S. President, the NATO leaders found themselves in an awkward situation. On the one hand, the NATO shows its commitment to help Ukraine resist Russia’s aggression. On the other hand, Donald Trump doesn’t mind making friends with Vladimir Putin. This seems to be the key reason why the NATO decided to suspend the talks with Ukraine in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises amid uncertainty.
In reality, the talks should have been all about the anti-missile defense. The NATO claims they want to make the region a safer place and to defend the local population from the Eastern aggressor. However, Donald trump, who is the president of the NATO’s most influential member, is currently busing seeking to unite with Russia against the ISIS and the international terrorism. At the same time, Donald Trump assumes that NATO is outdated and needs serious revision, which is why other NATO members cannot be confident that the USA will support their moves if they decide to act.
Under such a level of uncertainty and ambiguity, the remaining NATO members do not want to make Russia angry with their moves. That’s why the NATO-Ukraine talks are suspended. At the same time, Ukraine wants more clarity on the matter. The thing is that if the NATO’s anti-missile defense systems are activated at some point in the future, they will hit the missiles over the Ukrainian territory, which is something Ukraine doesn’t actually like.
As for Trump’s criticism of the NATO, he says that some NATO fellow-members are slow to react and pay their fees. He even said once that some of them were robbing the USA, and he demanded justice. Now that Trump has become the U.S. President, he says that the NATO is really bad at fighting the international terrorism, which questions the alliance’s efficiency.
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