Pedro Sanchez – Prime Minister
Spain will spend 2% of GDP on defense by 2029, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday in an interview with RTVE as Madrid hosted a NATO summit. “We are at a defining moment for security in Europe” Sanchez said.
Vladimir Putin – Russian President
“We don’t have anything that could worry us from the point of view of Finland and Sweden’s membership in NATO,” Putin told a news conference in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat. “If military contingents and infrastructure are deployed there, we will have to respond in a mirror manner and create the same threats for the territories from which threats are created to us,” he added.