Members of the European Parliament presented a draft report on relations with Russia, in which they called for strengthening the military potential of the association to contain Moscow. Reported by RIA Novosti.
“The EU, together with NATO and international partners, must restrain Russia in order to maintain peace and stability in Europe and beyond, including by strengthening its own defensive potential,” the document says. The European Parliament stressed that the EU countries should put pressure on Moscow in order to prevent its interference in the internal affairs of the eastern and southern neighbors of the union.
The authors of the report concluded that the EU should be ready not to recognize the Russian parliament and consider suspending Russia’s membership in international organizations with parliamentary assemblies if the upcoming elections to the State Duma are recognized as dishonest and contrary to the principles of democracy.
On September 7, it was reported that the largest faction in the European Parliament – the European People’s Party (EPP) – proposed the European Union to form its own military unit. According to politicians, the association should work more unitedly in the field of defense.