French President Emmanuel Macron called on all European nations to invest more heavily in defense and develop financial security within the continent. Macron’s stated goal would be to reduce the continent’s reliance on the United States for both physical and financial security, but the underlying premise was clear: Macron does not believe the United States will act in the best interest of its European allies.

“The real question for Europe is if China and the U.S. see Europe as being strategically autonomous; today they don’t,” Macron said in Paris on Monday. “Europe can no longer rely solely on the United States for its security. We must guarantee our own security and sovereignty.”

Surprisingly, Macron even extended an olive branch to Russia, saying he’d like to see European powers work alongside Russia to help ensure their security, provided Russia ended the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which led to the Russian military annexation of Crimea in 2014 and a cascading effect throughout NATO. The United States, among other nations, has devoted considerable resources to bolstering European defenses in the years since.

“This reinforced solidarity will imply a revision of the European architecture of defense and security: by initiating a renewed dialogue on cybersecurity, chemical weapons, conventional weaponry, territorial conflicts, space security, the protection of the polar zones, in particular with Russia,” Macron said.