- PressTV Published on Aug 30, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for involving Russia and Turkey in the process of providing security to Europe. Macron said in a press conference in Helsinki that Europe can no longer rely on the US for its security. He added that the European Union needs strategic relationships including in defense matters with its closest neighbors to ensure greater stability. He said Paris should modernize its post-Cold War relations with Russia. The French leader said the amplified European sovereignty requires reviewing the architecture of European security and defense systems. Macron’s comment came as Russia and NATO locked horns over the Alliance’s military build-up in Eastern Europe.