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Sikorski with firm rebuke to Trump

27.02.2024 22:45
"A military alliance is not a neighbourhood security company" - Poland's foreign minister Radosław Sikorski with firm rebuke to Trump's questioning of NATO's loyalty to the USA. 
Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski.
Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski.Photo: PAP/Marcin Cholewiński

Radosław Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, has made a series of statements reaffirming NATO's mission with a thinly-veiled criticism of Trump's NATO scepticism. 

Some of his remarks have gone viral: 

Donald Trump has for a long time been a NATO sceptic, in particular arguing that the USA is not getting value for money from the alliance. However, this week he has gone further, even suggesting that NATO members who do not "pay up" should be attacked by Russia to bring them into line. Trump's statements, made at a campaign rally, have been described by the White House as "appalling and unhinged". 

In the following UN speech, Sikorski rails against Russia's propaganda line that the country has only been a victim of aggression:

Sources: CBS, X, Bloomberg