Mike Pence at the Munich conference
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Vice-President Mike Pence has declared that the United States “will engage Russia to justice,” continuing to negotiate with her. He also assured European allies to support Washington’s NATO
Vice-President Mike Pence, speaking at the Munich conference, tried to allay the concerns of Europeans in relation to the position of President of the United States Donald trump in relation to NATO and Russia. It is reported Bloomberg.
“The United States strongly supports NATO and unwavering in our commitment to the Transatlantic Alliance,” said Pence “on behalf of President trump” at its first international meeting.
Pence also indicated that the United States will require Russia to follow Minsk agreements concluded in 2015.
“The U.S. will continue to attract Russia to justice, even while we search for new touch points, as you know, trump believes that they can be found,” said the US President.
While Pence has said that the U.S. will continue to support the deployment of new NATO forces in Eastern Europe to combat Russian attempts “the power to rewrite the world border.”
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump during a speech at the headquarters of the Central command of the armed forces of the United States stated that it supported NATO, but requested that the Alliance “has made a full and proper financial contribution”.
Even before the inauguration of U.S. President Donald trump has repeatedly criticized NATO. In particular, he said he believes the Alliance is “outdated” organization. Such rhetoric trump has caused concern among NATO’s European members.