French President Emmanuel Macron wrongly timed the announcement of the idea of forming a European army to protect Europe from Russia, China and the US and to reduce reliance on the US for maintaining European security. The timing was wrong because the French president had to meet leaders of the concerned states the very next day, at the commemoration ceremony marking the end of World War I. He had to diplomatically correct what he said a few days ago to the European radio station.
The French president specified countries, which he says Europe is afraid of. These include China, Russia and the US. As for Russia, President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the idea of a European army. Perhaps, he hopes that the idea would result in the dismantling of NATOAmal Abdulaziz Al-Hazani