hamburg - US President Trump arrived on Thursday after a brief visit to Warsaw in Hamburg. There are leaders from around the world from Thursday to Saturday in the context of a summit conference of the economic overlay group G20. On Friday, Donald Trump has a substitute with his Russian ambassador Vladimir Putin.
Trump spoke in Warsaw with leaders from central and eastern Europe who fear that Putin tries to regain the influence Moscow had at the time of the Soviet Union to far beyond the Russian borders. The President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, invited Trump for state visit. Trumps wife Melania comes from there.
The US president spoke of 'a destabilizing Russia' and wants to see together with Poland, among other things, what can be done against it. For example, the US wants to export more fuel to the region to reduce dependence on Russian energy.
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Trump praises the host country Poland in a speech at the Warsaw Revolutionary Monument in 1944. Blessed by his audience, Trump called 'the heart of Europe', Poland, an example for people seeking freedom and people who want to defend our civilization. Trump spoke of 'the triumph of the spirit of Poland over ages of suffering. 'Trump fears that Western civilization is at risk by lack of willpower to survive.
He is going to dinner in Germany with Angela Merkel and also talks with the South Korean President and Japan's Prime Minister on North Korea on Thursday.