US President Barack Obama on Thursday stated that he hopes his successor Donald Trump would “get up” to Russia when it breaches international norms, bringing up the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.
Obama stated he was hoping Trump, who has voiced admiration for President Vladimir Putin, “is prepared to get up to Russia the place they’re deviating from our values and international norms”.
Talking at a Berlin joint press convention with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama stated Russia used to be the most important nation and an army superpower with “affect all over the world”.
However he stressed out that he was hoping Trump does now not take an way of “if we simply minimize some offers with Russia, even if it hurts folks and even if it violates international norms and even if it leaves smaller nations prone, or creates long-term issues in areas like Syria, that we do just no matter is handy on the time”.
“And that will be one thing that I feel we’re going to be informed extra about because the president-elect places his group in combination,” he added.