Maryna Bahrova: The creation of an EU army can become a factor in deterring Russian aggression
The offer of Macron was appreciated by Maryna Bahrova. According to her, the creation of an EU army can become a factor in deterring Russian aggression, and Ukrainian servicemen are very strong.
“Creation of such an army will be useful for Ukraine. Ukraine will have the opportunity to become a member of the military alliance of the united European army. The modern Ukrainian army, with all its problems, is a force capable of deterring Russian aggression in the east of Ukraine. And Baltic countries, they don’t have such a military force. There are NATO troops, but their presence is mostly symbolic, rather than defensive.
Hypothetically, in the event of the creation of a joint European army and the strengthening of the military flank in Poland and in the Baltic countries, the Russian military aggression in eastern Ukraine may be escalated. In general, the creation of a united European army is a necessary factor in deterring Russian aggression not only for the countries of the European Union but also Ukraine,” Bahrov commented for Opinion.