Hostile Russia: In face of Russian aggression, we're not turning back on allies in Europe – Obama

10:58 Aug. 2, 2016

In face of Russian aggression, we're not turning back on allies in Europe – Obama

US President Barack Obama (GettyImages Photo)

US President confirms NATO position on Moscow's hostile policy 

The United States and NATO will not abandon their allies in Europe, that are concerned about Russian aggression.

The US President Barack Obama said that while delivering a speech at the 95th National Convention of Disabled American Veterans.

Read also: Obama says Ukraine will always be vulnerable to Russian 'military domination'

"In the face of Russian aggression, we're not going to turn our back to our allies in Europe. We're going to stay united in Nato, which is the world's strongest alliance", Obama said.

His speech arrived after a statement made earlier by Donald Trump, the Republican Party nominee for the US President.

Read also: Washington Post: Trump campaign guts GOP's anti-Russia stance on Ukraine

In an interview with The New York Times Trump said, if Russia attacked NATO allies in Europe, he would decide to help only after reviewing if those nations "had fulfilled their obligations". 

Based on reporting by RFE/RL 

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