Eu Foreign Policy Chief Dismisses Russia’S Superpower Fame, Doubts Trump Can Pay Syria Bill

She noted that its gross domestic product (GDP) was smaller than that of most of the individual European Union member states.
Neither Russia nor the U.S. can be relied upon to stump up what will be a hefty reconstruction bill in Syria, according to the EU’s foreign policy chief.
“My impression is that the new trends in Washington are not exactly those of paying the bill – am I wrong?
” she continued, giving another reason for why Syria’s closer neighbors must be prepared to step up financially when the time comes.
“If you look at the state of the Russian economy today it is difficult to call it a superpower,” said Mogherini, who is also the high representative of the Union for foreign affairs and security policy.

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