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London called on NATO to increase spending on the military-industrial complex due to Trump’s possible victory.

London called on NATO to increase spending on the military-industrial complex due to Trump’s possible victory.

The head of the British Foreign Office, David Cameron, said that an increase in defense spending by NATO countries will protect the alliance from the risks associated with the possible election of Donald Trump in the United States.

Increasing defense spending and putting NATO in the “strongest possible shape” would also help insulate the alliance from the potential impact of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election in November. According to the head of the Foreign Ministry, whoever becomes president of the United States will want to invest in the “success” of the North Atlantic alliance, having seen its strength and the defense spending of member countries exceeding 2% of GDP.

Cameron also linked support for Ukraine to the US presidential election, saying that if by the end of the year the Russian Federation suffers significant losses without gaining significant territory, then “the new or re-elected president will see that Ukraine is an issue worth investing in.”

The minister recalled the UK’s record increase in military spending as part of the defense budget for the period from 2020 to 2025 by £24 billion since the Cold War. However, he adds that the government recognizes the need to spend more on defense. The head of the diplomatic department also refused to name the date when the country’s defense spending will reach the level of 2.5% of GDP.

In addition, Cameron expressed concern about fatigue over the Ukrainian conflict, adding that he will visit the United States next week, where he will try to convince Congress to unblock $60 billion in aid allocated to Kyiv.

Earlier it was reported that NATO is discussing new initiatives to provide military assistance to Kyiv, in particular, possible changes in the work of the so-called contact group on Ukraine, which includes about 50 countries, including non-members of the alliance. Currently, the contact group (Ramstein format) operates under the leadership of the United States.

However, according to European media sources, the leadership of the contact group may go directly to NATO, as Kyiv’s allies fear Donald Trump coming to power in the United States and a change in Washington’s policy towards Ukraine. Before this, Brussels repeatedly emphasized that NATO structures are not directly involved in organizing arms supplies to Kyiv.