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In the state Duma commented on trump's statement about reduction of military in Germany

The statement of the President of the United States Donald trump to reduce the number of American military in Germany, the political pressure on the leadership of Germany because of the position of Berlin on the project "Nord stream - 2", says member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.

Previously, trump has promised to reduce the number of us military personnel in Germany up to 25 thousand people. In addition, trump protested that "Germany pays Russia billions of dollars for energy, and the US needs to protect them from Russia."

The MP said that even if the U.S. threat to withdraw most of the troops from Germany will be implemented, it will not effect the main image on the Euro-Atlantic security system.

"On the contrary, the reduction of the us military will allow Germany to feel more independent from the presence of foreign troops," - said the Deputy.

"Nord stream - 2" involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the project actively advocate USA, in the EU promoting its liquefied natural gas, as well as Ukraine and several European countries. States in December imposed sanctions against the project, demanding that the companies doing the strip, to immediately stop the construction. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of the gas pipeline. Russia has repeatedly stated that the project is a commercial and profitable Europe.