Trump’s assistant Robert O’Brien called the Kaliningrad region “a dagger in the heart of Western Europe.”
Governor of the region Anton Alikhanov commented on the words of an adviser to the American leader, noting that the words about the “closed military base” cause him only a smile.
In the Kaliningrad region, they responded to a statement by Trump adviser Robert O’Brien. He previously said that Moscow allegedly concentrated “in huge numbers” missiles and modern weapons in the region.
According to the American, all this threatens the Baltic States and the European allies of the United States. In an interview with Bild, he called the Russian region “a dagger in the heart of Western Europe.” Trump’s assistant added that the region should develop tourism and establish ties with the EU.
To this, Alikhanov noted that the voiced position of the representative of the Trump administration is superficial.
He explained that in the tourism sector, before the pandemic, the region was doing well. Last year, the local airport served a record number of tourists, and in general, the increase in the number of tourists in the region was 17-20% annually.
Regarding the militarization of the region, Alikhanov replied: “When I read about the” closed military base “, it’s nothing but a sad smile about the unpreparedness of American advisers”