Belgian MEP adds that ‘a united Europe, certainly on defense matters, would make an enormous difference’ in fight against Putin.
A “stronger and united Europe” — i.e., one with the United Kingdom still in the EU — could have been enough to dissuade Vladimir Putin from his full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
That was the bold claim made by Guy Verhofstadt, the Belgian MEP and former European Parliament point man on Brexit, in a radio interview Tuesday.
Verhofstadt told LBC that the “brutal invasion” by Russia “has nothing to do with the extension of NATO, it has nothing to do with … the European Union. It’s really an attempt by Putin to restore the old Soviet Union.”
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Update #2: Russia might not have invaded Ukraine without Brexit, says Guy Verhofstadt (The Telegraph)
Update #3: Russia may not have invaded Ukraine if it weren’t for Brexit, top MEP claims (The National)
WNU Editor: Nigel Farage reacts to Guy Verhofstadt claims Russia might not have invaded Ukraine without Brexit (see video below).