OREANDA-NEWS. US President Donald Trump expressed bewilderment as to why the United States should protect Germany from Russia.

The politician wrote about this on his page on Twitter. The head of the White House recalled that Germany pays Russia billions of dollars for energy. So, Trump is outraged why the USA should defend the country from Moscow.

At the same time, the American leader emphasized that Berlin spends insufficient funds to maintain NATO’s collective defense. “Germany is very delinquent in their 2 % fee to NATO. We are therefore moving some troops out of Germany!” he wrote.

On July 29, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reported of the withdrawal of 11,900 American servicemen from Germany. 6.4 thousand of them will return to the USA, and the rest will relocate to Italy and Belgium. The US Secretary of Defense noted that in the future, Washington may deploy additional military forces in Poland and the Baltic countries.