Ukrainian MP warns EU 'will be next' if Putin wins war
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MEP Guy Verhofstadt has voiced support for the European Union to form a “united EU military” in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine. Mr Verhofstadt told LBC that the crisis in Ukraine has highlighted a “lack of unity” between member states on military matters and the MEP called for the creation of a European Defence Union.
Mr Verhofstadt told LBC: “The war in Ukraine shows very well, the weakness of Europe and the European Union and the lack of unity in certainly in the military.
“Because we have not to forget that Europe is more or less spending 240 Billion Euro a year on military, the Russians 60 Billion euro a year on the military.
“So we are spending four times more but that’s not what you see in reality.
“So there is an enormous duplication inside the European Union. So I think that the European Defence Union as a pillar, a European pillar of NATO would make sense in the future as one of the lessons of this crisis.”
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