Dutch Servitude to the US Explained | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Dutch Servitude to the US Explained

"I will not participate in a meeting with Vladimir Putin", Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in response to a proposal by France and Germany to hold a summit with the Russian president.

No surprise there. "The Dutch serve as a vital anchor in Europe", an American ambassador to The Hague once put it. "They counter Franco-German efforts to steer Europe off a transatlantic course".

Last week, European Union leaders failed to agree on a proposal by France and Germany to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was reported in the media that the main opponents of this summit were Poland and the Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

But The Netherlands was among them too. Although Dutch Prime Minister Rutte said he would not mind if the German and French leaders met with Putin, he sent out a strong signal by saying he would not participate in such a meeting.

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