Macron seeking new EU security architecture after war in Ukraine ends
Macron seeking new EU security architecture after war in Ukraine ends (Photo:Eric Gaillard/Pool/Reuters)
There is a need to build a new security architecture in Europe after the end of the war in Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said in Toulon, France on Nov. 9, speaking about the country's strategic objectives, French television channel TF1 reports.
According to him, after "peace returns to Ukraine," the European Union should "build a new security architecture and an updated structure of stability and arms control, where Europe will be at the negotiating table."
"We must relearn how to mobilize the vital forces of our country to serve our sovereignty," Macron said.
He proceeded to add that "Europe is no longer safe from missile and drone attacks" and that "the air defense of our continent is of strategic importance."
The French leader also said that the global geopolitical world order has been violated by Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
The day before, Macron called for the resumption of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, but on Kyiv's terms and at a time chosen by the Ukrainian authorities.
In late October, Macron already commented on the topic of negotiations with Russia. He stated that Paris would continue dialogue with Moscow and Kyiv to bring the negotiations between the two countries closer.
Macron also said that France and other partners cannot decide for Ukraine when it should start negotiations with Russia.
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