Head of the state Duma international Affairs Alexei Pushkov believes that the EU will Not be able to make a single army because of the huge financial costs And the U.S. position that will Not allow Brussels to strengthen the military capability against American.
"European army, firstly, will require a very substantial payment from the EU, which is So great financial difficulties, said Pushkov, reports a news Agency.- This is evident in Greek history, Ukrainian history ". He emphasized that the EU was " very reluctant to give money, reluctantly refuses possible sources of funds coming ", and that the Union of the European States is fundamentally against the restructuring of Greek debt for a long period. In this context, the politician explained that Europeans " appreciate NATO's mostly because 75% of the military activities of the Commonwealth pay the USA and Europe saves on the military aspect." for this reason, it turns out that what Europe saves on NATO, It will invest in our own army, " He summed up. Reviews Puchkova, "This may cause even in the current situation discharge "external risk" - if Not public, then, in any case, the actual resistance to this idea from a number of European countries." In addition, the MP is Not quite clear area of applicability of the European army." Where is It going to work? She will Not go to war in Ukraine. This means that It must fulfill a defensive function, " He said." And here Stoltenberg absolutely right - It begins to duplicate NATO to take on their own shoulders the same function that performs NATO, " he added Pushkov." This means that any European army should be subordinated to the command of the NATO - in fact the same Americans, or It will be a parallel structure with unclear objectives, " he warned the people's choice. The third aspect, in which the appearance of a unified army, the EU seems unlikely is that North America until now very skeptical of this plan - because he saw here strengthening European military capabilities against American in the European Union, " Pushkov said. He noted that the hypothetical European army "Is the instrument through which Europe, considered as USA, may become less independent from North America And Not less independent from the military Alliance with the United States. "" because this idea for American citizens carries a certain danger in the development of an independent European defense role of the United States decreases, and NATO is No more needed by the organization ", - noted the head of the Duma's Department. For this reason, according to him, every time he put forward this idea, the US, Not speaking against it openly because It would deny the rights of Europeans on their decisions one way or the other, did everything that It has Not been implemented." I don't think something has changed since then, And I think that the idea of creating a European military power, separate from NATO, will meet resistance from the US who have enough ways to spend its influence in the European Union, " added the Russian people's choice." So It's the idea that it is easier to propose than to implement, And the long history of this idea only confirms It ", - He concluded. Remember, on 8 March, the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union ought to make your own army as an instrument of promoting the interests of Europe in the world. The head of Finland Sauli Niinisto supported the idea of creating a European army, as Chancellor Angela Merkel. However, the Polish foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna has called the proposal Juncker " very risky idea." In his opinion, the guarantee of security in the European Union is NATO, And at the present time should be strengthened it is the North Atlantic Alliance. At the same time journalist for the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph believes that in the case of creating a United European army would be useless, because the EU will Not be able to come to a consensus with each other.