Vladimir Putin’s strategy of using Russia’s gas supplies against the West is starting to sow dissent among NATO as top European officials take aim at Joe Biden, accusing him of “profiting from this war”.
Multiple high-ranking officials from the bloc have accused the US president of capitalising on the opportunity represented by the invasion and jacking up the price of weapons and gas.
The controversy follows Brussels’ growing frustration with the White House’s green taxes and subsidies, which the bloc claims moves trade away from EU-based industries.
Speaking to Politico, a senior EU official said: “The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the US because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they are selling more weapons.”
Another said: “We are really at a historic juncture.”…
Source: NATO row as US accused of ‘profiting from Ukraine war’ while EU flounders over gas prices