About 35 percent of German and 20 percent of French people said they had faith in Vladimir Putin.
Security forces were set to send in a dozen VBRGs, which had previously been deployed in Kosovo and the Ivory Coast; each VBTG can carry a 7.62 mm machine gun, a 40 mm grenade launcher and a bulldozer-like blade.
At least 700 high school students have been arrested nationwide.
Although protesters have taken to the streets to demonstrate against fuel taxes, the criticism of President Emmanuel Macron is actually the opposite of what right-wing commentators have claimed.
"The French won't be satisfied with just crumbs. They want the whole baguette," one of the leading protesters responded.
Police said three people were killed since the protests started more than a week ago.
A government spokesperson said Macron was open to dialogue, but would not change course with regard to his policies.
Intelligence officers have been investigating the senior civil servant since last March.
Police have arrested four family members over the death.
"Renault has been weakened, which makes it all the more necessary to act quickly," French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday.
"There are too many powers that wish to thwart us," French President Emmanuel Macron warned in a speech before the German parliament.
"I don't think the French expect me to respond to tweets," the country's president said.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called NATO's 2011 intervention in Libya "a cynical deception" and said Moscow was "ready to cooperate" on peace initiatives.
The German chancellor's support of French President Emmanuel Macron's calls for a unified European force came as U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the idea, mocking France's loss to the Nazis in World War II.
Rosa Maria Da Cruz's partner and three children were apparently unaware of the baby's existence.
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert took aim at President Donald Trump, who cancelled a trip to an American war cemetery.
"You are Madame Macron," a elderly woman told German leader Angela Merkel. "I am the chancellor of Germany," the head of state replied.
The White House said Trump's only means of transportation to the cemetery would have been too disruptive.
Femen leader Inna Shevchenko wrote on Twitter, explaining that the stunt was intended to "denounce the hypocrisy of this November 11th [Armistice Day], which celebrates peace with the greatest dictators, racist, homophobic, sexist and anti-liberty [leaders] of the planet."
President Donald Trump called French President Emmanuel Macron's plan to create a united European army "very insulting."
"It doesn't matter if those who don't believe in multilateralism aren't there," a French official said.
Heiko Maas believes the return of Democrats to power in the House of Representatives could lead to greater cooperation from the United States when it comes to international affairs.
Macron has sparked outrage from politicians and Jewish leaders for his comments.
Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire also stressed that tensions with the U.S. over Iran revealed the need for the EU to "affirm our independence."