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Putin positive on Macron’s ‘European army’ plan

Posted by seumasach on November 17, 2018

So much for the theory that Russia seeks to undermine the EU by backing brexiteers and eurosceptics.
11th November, 2018
Europe’s desire to create its own army and stop relying on Washington for defense is not only understandable, but would be “positive” for the multipolar world, Vladimir Putin said days after Donald Trump ripped into it.

“Europe is … a powerful economic union and it is only natural that they want to be independent and … sovereign in the field of defense and security,” Putin told RT in Paris where world leaders gathered to mark the centenary of the end of WWI.

He also described the potential creation of a European army as “a positive process,” adding that it would “strengthen the multipolar world.” The Russian leader even expressed his support to French President Emmanuel Marcon, who recently championed this idea by saying that Russia’s stance on the issue “is aligned with that of France” to some extent.

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