Putin urged not to come up with «a mythical Russian threat» to Europe

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in potomacfever Putin during a joint press conference following Russian-Franzosisch negotiations in Velsk Palace. Archival photoPutin urged not to come up with «a mythical Russian threat» to Europe© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Europe does not need to invent mythical Russian threat, the need to attend to the issue of cooperation on all issues, including security, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Figaro on the results of his visit to France.

«I think we all want security, peace, prosperity and cooperation. So, no need to escalate, no need to invent mythical Russian threats, some hybrid wars and so on. Themselves head and share, and then scare themselves, and on this basis and formulate policy perspective», — said the Russian leader.

He noted that «there is in this policy has no prospects».

«There are prospects in cooperation in all areas, including on security issues. The main problem in security today is what? Terrorism. In Europe blow, in Paris, blow up, blow up Russia, in Belgium, blowing up, war in the middle East. Here’s what to think. And we all argue, what threats Russia poses,» — said Putin.

On the eve of the Russian leader visited France, where he held his first meeting with his Russian counterpart Emmanuel Macron.