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>> US President-Elect Donald Trump has an offer for Russia. Happen to President Vladimir Putin agreed to a new nuclear arms deal and sanctions placed for the annexation of Crimea will be lifted. This from a joint interview with the Times of London and Germany's Bilde newspaper. Trump did not offer specifics but it might stand at odds with statements he made less than a month ago to greatly increase the US's nuclear capability with an arms race without naming an adversary.
In the interviews, Trump also said that he still believes NATO was obsolete, but added the alliance was important to him. Trump's criticized NATO for a perceived imbalance of American resources put into it, putting members on edge. Reuters Robin Emmet is in Brussels where Europe's foreign ministers are debating how to move forward.
>> The big concern in Europe is what will Trump's policy be towards the continent? I mean, for more than 50 years, protecting its European integration. More immediately, as Russia has modernized its military. Now big concerns about whether the European Union will be able to maintain its unity on Russia, its sanctions policy.
If the United States under Trump decided to withdraw sanctions on Russia for instance, or just a whole different track, a different policy on Russia. What would the European Union do? And I don't think the European Union knows. Trump will be sworn into office on Friday and has vowed to improve relations with Russia even in the face of criticism from both Democrats and congressional Republicans.