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Power: reduced defense spending is dangerous for Europe

10 march 2015 | 16:45

US Permanent Representative to the UN appealed to European governments to increase spending on defense.

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Ambassador Power: Threats migrate to Europe
US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power warns Europe of the danger in reducing defense spending.

According to BBC, Power appealed to European governments to increase spending on defense.

"We see a great number of threats and many of these threats migrate to Europe, and yet we do not see that defense spending in Europe reaches 2% of its GDP, earlier promised by the European leaders," - announced Power.

She stressed that she does not mean a specific country, but Europe as a whole.

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As The Wall Street Journal wrote earlier, European countries should urgently analyze lessons of the crisis management and deterrence in order to protect against threats posed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As the ZN.UA mentioned earlier, key NATO countries reduce military budgets, while Russia is fighting with Ukraine. It was noted that NATO's plan had been fulfilled only by Estonia, in addition to the United States, which already maintains most of the funding for the defense alliance.

Source: BBC

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