Vladimir Putin aide: Donald Trump could build confidence with NATO pullback

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Vladimir Putin's spokesman says one way Donald Trump could help build confidence with Russia after he becomes president would be to persuade NATO to slow down its expansion or withdraw its forces from Russia's borders. The president-elect says NATO was created to confront a threat — the Soviet Union — that no longer exists and has called the alliance “obsolete” and a bad deal for America. He argues that the US gets too little out of decades-old security partnerships like NATO, which is anchored in Europe but traditionally led by the United States. Dmitry Peskov,one of Putin’s closest aides, called NATO “an instrument of confrontation.”

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