MOSCOW, may 26. /TASS/. The Kremlin regards the statement of the President of the United States Donald trump, as Russian threats to NATO in the context of the internal situation in Washington, and attempts to increase contributions to the budget of the Alliance. This was stated to journalists by the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.
“As for the mention of Russia (the tramp in the number of threats NATO), maybe this can be considered also in terms of pushing allies to ensure that they fulfil their obligations to make the relevant amounts in the NATO budget”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
This Ushakov stressed that the activity of NATO, of course, causes concern of the Russian Federation, “nothing good in this (activity) there.” “But we consider this statement (trump) in the context of what is happening now in Washington and in America about the so-called Russian dossier”, – said the presidential aide.
According to him, during his tour to the middle East and in Europe, “trump has made many attention-grabbing statements,” including “harsh statements against the allies” in NATO. “In my opinion, these statements attracted priority attention”, – said Ushakov.
“As for the political situation around the so-called RussiaGate in Washington, the President (Vladimir Putin), in my opinion, a very good word picked up last week – said the representative of the Kremlin. The manners that prevail, unfortunately, the political elite of Washington, of course, cause annoyance, regret, bewilderment.”