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Pabriks: Trump’s statements put at risk the safety of Baltic States

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe statement recently voiced by Donald Trump, candidate for the post of President of the United States of America from the Republican Party, about how the American government under his leadership may decide not to protect certain NATO member states in the event of an attack by Russia is potentially dangerous for the safety of Baltic States, says former Defence Minister of Latvia and current MEP Artis Pabriks.

The politician said that the authenticity of Trump’s statements should be inspected. Regardless, however, statements of this kind coming from a presidential candidate are unacceptable.

«If he doubts the use of Article 5, it puts at risk our country’s safety. There could be people who may decide to test that,» – Pabriks said.

He said there are many people who would say it was all part of Trump’s election campaign, but this does not change the fact that statements of this nature should be properly inspected.

«If he is not serious about it, is he even the right candidate? If he says what he thinks, it is already dangerous. It is one thing to talk about building a fence, but talks about matters such as this will only ruin NATO. He basically challenges NATO’s opponents to act,» – said the former Defence Minister.

Trump also mentioned during this interview that he will not criticize Turkey for repressions against political opponents and limitation of civil rights.

In 2014, NATO formed Rapid Response Forces to defend the alliance’s least protected member states from a confrontation with Russia.

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  1. Linda says:

    it’s sad that the USA has run out of worthy candidates to be president. Obviously the job is not a good one!

  2. TM says:

    You should be president of the the USA Linda

    • Linda says:

      I’m not a citizen of USA, I’d rather be president of Russia … just think of the power to turn Russia to the advantage of her immediate neighbours.

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