The politician stresses that unpredictability of the Russian side has increased, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the German edition Die Zeit. "We have to by all the means resist Putin's attempts to split the EU and exert influence within the European Union," said Schultz.
Schultz believes that Russian propaganda among some Europeans seems to have been successful. As an example, he referred to the French far-right party National Front, which receives loans from the Russian banks, as well as "these or other prime ministers, who are more or less openly seek to be in Putin's good graces."
He also stressed that in order to solve the Ukrainian conflict, it should be made not a Russian-American subject, but the European one. This would allow Putin to save face in this situation, because then he could say, "look, it's an internal problem, I am negotiating its settlement with Europe, not the U.S."
According to Schultz, the U.S. can not "solve the problem", on the contrary, the "hawks, primarily the opposition-minded Republicans, are trying to fuel it."
Also, the Chairman of the European Parliament insists on the necessity of good relations with Russia.
It should be recalled that the recent Marine Le Pen promised to withdraw France from the "rotten" European Union, if she won the election.