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Juncker: bunch of chickens looks like combat formation compared to EU

Jean-Claude Juncker insisted on creation of a common EU army.

Jean-Claude Juncker

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker believes that a flock of hen poses much bigger threat than military capabilities of the EU Member States. Individual armies of 28 EU countries are not enough to create effective defense. He stated it during the debates organized by the German broadcaster WDR on May 7.

"The 28 armies are just not up to it," said the official.

"A bunch of chickens looks like a combat formation compared to the foreign and security policy of the European Union," said Juncker, who previously held the post of prime minister of Luxembourg.

He stressed that Luxembourg had "the army of 771 people, including the minister of defense."

Earlier, Juncker said that having its own army, the European Union could respond effectively to threats to peace in the EU or in neighboring states. He also noted that it would be a clear signal to Russia that the European Union "is serious about defending the values of the European Union."

It should be recalled that Petro Poroshenko believes that at the Moscow parade Putin will show the weapons the militants use in the Donbas.