French president: “European defense must cross the next step” following Russian invasion of Ukraine

Pierre Meilhan in Atlanta

  1. French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that Europeans “cannot depend on others to defend ourselves.”

He added, “European defense must cross the next step,” following Russia invasion of Ukraine.

“Europe has entered a new era,” Macron said during a televised address from the Elysee Palace as he announced a summit of European heads of state and government that will take place in Versailles on March 10 and 11 to discuss these topics.

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