. . . . . (2) Germany and France are onside with Vlad because they both want Russia in the EU. Macron has certainly intimated that.
(3) France doesn't want Nato run from America it wants OTAN run from Paris Brussels.
There was some speculation, when Yeltsin was President . . . but, absolutely NOTHING since !!Never heard anyone say that here.
I'd be very surprised if @LeoRoverman can provide a link to any such statement, during this century .