Russia Responds To European Army Proposal: Rattles “Nuclear” Sabre

Having specifically aimed his call for a unified European Army at “reacting credibly to show Russia that Europe is serious about defending its values,” it is no surprise that Russia has responded to Jean-Claude Juncker’s statements. As TASS reports, first deputy chairman of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, Frants Klintsevich, told the media on Sunday that in the nuclear age extra armies do not provide any additional security. But they surely can play a provocative role,” adding it was regrettable that such ideas had already met with some support.

The Germans are all for it…

“I support Juncker in building an EU army, if it means the termination of all EU member states’ armies and is controlled by the European Parliament,” tweeted Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green MEP.

And the Russians respond… (via TASS)

In the nuclear age extra armies do not provide any additional security. But they surely can play a provocative role,” Klintsevich said, adding it was regrettable that such ideas had already met with some support.

“One should presume that a European army is seen as an addendum to NATO. And in this kind of situation Western politicians are not shy to accuse Russia of some aggressiveness,” Klintsevich said.

Full article: Russia Responds To European Army Proposal: Rattles “Nuclear” Sabre (Zero Hedge)

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