The Vice President of the United States has said that Washington will continue to “hold Russia accountable” for the unrest and continuous conflict in Ukraine.
The Vice President, Mike Pence, went onto say during a visit to the NATO headquarters in Brussels that Washington prayed “for peace” in the region.
This comes despite the United States sending soldiers across Eastern Europe.
Meanwhile, Pence also urged that NATO spend more money to send a “firm and clear message.”
“It is my privilege to express strong support of President Trump and the USA for NATO and our transatlantic alliance,” Pence told reporters on Monday, standing alongside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. “America will do our part, but Europe’s defense requires Europe’s commitment as much as ours.”
Pence pointed out that many countries in Europe “still lack a clear, credible path to meet this minimum goal” of spending at least 2 percent of the GDP towards the military.
“If you don’t have a plan, get one,” he stressed. “The world needs NATO’s strength and leadership now more than ever.”