Moscow poses no threat to the West and Europe is blind if it thinks otherwise, he noted. "Our enemies are those who kill our soldiers in Mali and Syria, who carry out terrorist acts in France. Russians are not those people," Ferro emphasized.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, considered the most active and deadliest of all al-Qaeda offshoots, claimed responsibility for the January terrorist acts. Daesh, also known as ISIL, said it was behind the November attacks.
Ferro also spoke about Crimea's reunification with Russia, saying that it was a reasonable move.
"What right do we have to judge [Vladimir Putin] since Russians make up three quarters of Crimea's population?" he asked.
The Black Sea peninsula rejoined Russia following a March 2014 referendum, which saw more than 96 percent of voters support the move.