Macron doesn’t rule out the usage of floor troops in Ukraine | EUROtoday

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As of: February 27, 2024 3:57 a.m

At an help convention in Paris, over 20 international locations determined to offer extra and sooner help to Ukraine. The deployment of Western floor troops is now not dominated out.

French President Emmanuel Macron doesn’t rule out the usage of floor troops in Ukraine by his nation. Nothing will be dominated out to stop a Russian victory in Ukraine, Macron mentioned after concluding a Ukraine help convention in Paris within the night.

At the assembly of over 20 heads of state and authorities, together with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), there was no settlement on the usage of floor troops, however nothing might be dominated out sooner or later course of the struggle, mentioned Macron.

Macron: Almost “no, no”

“There is no consensus today about officially sending ground troops,” mentioned Macron. “But nothing can be ruled out in the dynamic. We will do everything necessary to ensure that Russia cannot win this war.”

Many individuals who mentioned “never, never” as we speak are the identical individuals who mentioned two years in the past “never, never tanks, never, never airplanes, never, never longer range missiles.” Today the dialogue is about turning into sooner and stronger within the supply of tanks and missiles. “So anything is possible if it helps to achieve our goal.”

“The general conclusion today is that the security of all of us is at stake,” mentioned Macron firstly of the convention, which was organized at brief discover. Russia's stance is hardening each on the political degree and on the entrance in Ukraine, the place new Russian assaults are threatened.

A Russian defeat is critical for stability and safety in Europe. That's why Ukraine's supporters have to get a transfer on. “We are in the process of ensuring our security today and tomorrow,” Macron mentioned. “We don't want to go to war with the Russian people,” the president additionally mentioned.

Warning of escalation of tensions

Before leaving for the Paris assembly, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico warned of a “dangerous escalation of tensions” with Russia. Individual international locations, which he didn’t need to title, have been apparently ready to ship their very own troopers on to Ukraine. However, that will not persuade Russia to present in, however it will definitely improve the danger of the battle increasing.

After the convention, when requested concerning the attainable deployment of troops by Poland, Macron mentioned that every nation may independently and sovereignly determine on the deployment of floor troops.

New Arms Coalition educated

At the assembly it was determined to kind a coalition that would offer Ukraine with medium and long-range missiles and bombs for strikes far behind Russian traces, the French president mentioned. In the brief time period, extra ammunition must also be mobilized for Ukraine from our personal shares and from third international locations.

Among different issues, initiatives have been agreed on cyber protection, the co-production of weapons, navy capabilities and ammunition in Ukraine, in addition to the protection of nations which are straight threatened by the Russian offensive in Ukraine, particularly Moldova. Macron additionally mentioned they needed to help Ukraine on its border with Belarus with non-military forces. It was additionally about defusing mines.