Donald Trump has been urged to stand up to Putin as he only respects a 'firm hand'. Well, the hand-signal he's making couldn't be clearer [Image: Getty].

Donald Trump has been urged to stand up to Putin as he only respects a ‘firm hand’. Well, that’s an interesting hand-signal he’s making [Image: Getty].

How contradictory do you like your news?

On one hand, we have a Putin aide saying Donald Trump’s election is an opportunity to avert a world war.

On the other, we have a former head of Nato urging Mr Trump towards just such a war by provoking Russia in the Balkans.

This Writer is not sure a “firm hand” is needed here as much as a steady one!

One of Vladimir Putin’s closest advisors has claimed Donald Trump’s victory has averted a third world war.

Speaking after Mr Trump won a shock victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, Kremlin advisor Sergei Glazyev said the Democrat politician was a “symbol of war” and under Mr Trump the US had “a chance to change course”.

He told Russian news wire RNS: “Americans had two choices: World War Three or multilateral peace.

“Clinton was a symbol of war, and Trump has a chance to change this course”.

It comes as the former head of Nato, Anders Rasmussen, warned Mr Trump to show “strength” against Russia or it will be the “beginning of the end” for the US-led organisation.

Mr Rasmussen, who led the alliance between 2009 and 2014, said Mr Putin “only respects a firm hand” when dealing with other world leaders and said Nato needs to intervene to protect the vulnerable Baltic states.

Source: Donald Trump’s victory averted World War Three, top Putin aide claims | The Independent

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