UK newspapers reacted predictably to the news, with the right wing Daily Mail stating “Fears are mounting that Donald Trump wants a ‘peace deal’ with Vladimir Putin that could fatally undermine NATO. Ministers are becoming increasingly alarmed that the US president could offer the Russian president deep concessions such as withdrawing forces from Europe.”
The Times of London recorded that “One [UK government] minister told the Times: ‘What we're nervous of is some kind of Putin-Trump 'peace deal' suddenly being announced.
We could see Trump and Putin saying, Why do we have all this military
hardware in Europe? and agreeing to jointly remove that. 'It's hard to
be against peace, but would it be real peace?’”
Yes, it would be real peace, because what Russia wants is amicable relations and trade.
Trade with the US and the EU and China and every country that wants to
trade — including, most importantly, the Baltic States that have been
encouraged by the Pentagon-Brussels NATO High Command to imagine that
Russia is poised to invade them.
The US defence secretary, General James Mattis, told Estonia’s minister of defence that “Russia is trying to change international borders by force” and at meetings in May with Lithuania’s president and Baltic defence ministers “reassured US allies in
the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia of American
solidarity with them and of US determination to defend Baltic and other
NATO territory against any aggression.”
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