Putin backs idea of forming unified European armyStaff Writer | November 12, 2018
Russian president on Sunday supported the idea of forming a unified European army.
Russia Vladimir Putin
"I think this is a positive development in the multilateral world," he added.
Putin’s remarks came days after French president Emmanuel Macron called for the formation of a European army to reduce dependence on the U.S.
The Russian president said that France played an important role in this context and added the unified European army could be an alternative to NATO.
Noting that there was no opportunity for formal bilateral talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in Paris, Putin said that the two leaders will meet in November during G-20 summit in Argentina. ■