“We cannot exclude anything in a war”, insists Gabriel Attal | EUROtoday

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The day after Emmanuel Macron's declaration on the potential of sending floor troops to Ukraine, the French Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, agreed on Tuesday morning by affirming that “we cannot exclude anything in a war”, particularly when this takes place “at the gates of the European Union”.

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Prime Minister Gabriel Attal repeated, Tuesday February 27 on RTL, that “we cannot exclude anything in a war” which is going down “in the heart of Europe”, together with the sending of floor troops, like Emmanuel Macron talked about it the day earlier than.

“There is no consensus today to send ground troops in an official, assumed and endorsed manner. But dynamically, nothing must be excluded. We will do everything necessary to ensure that Russia cannot not win this war”, defined the French president on Monday after a world convention in help of Ukraine in Paris, marking a really clear evolution of his place on the topic.

On the sidelines of a go to to the Agricultural Show, his Prime Minister recalled Tuesday that “two years ago”, many international locations “ruled out sending weapons” together with protection weapons to the Ukrainians. “We are today sending long-range missiles to support the Ukrainians in the face of this aggression,” underlined Gabriel Attal.

“So what the President of the Republic recalled is that we cannot exclude anything in a war which once again acts at the heart of Europe and at the gates of the European Union,” he stated. -he concluded, believing that Emmanuel Macron “was clear on the subject”.

The unknown of American help

He repeated that France couldn’t envisage that “Russia could win this war”, that its President Vladimir Putin might “say that he is taking control of another free and democratic country by force”. “I don’t want my generation and future generations to grow up in a world (…) of threats,” he added.

The double “message” from President Macron, “is that we have an obligation of result on Ukraine”, analyzed the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly Jean-Louis Bourlanges on Sud Radio. For what ? “Because it has become our war, in reality, our security problem has become our war even if we are not at war,” added the MoDem MP.

“We cannot let Ukraine collapse and say 'well, it's over',” he warned. For him, the doable sending of floor troops – “in the event of military collapse” – is linked to the truth that, “for the first time” since February 24, 2022, “we can be engaged in a major confrontation with the Russia alone”, with out the United States, within the occasion of Donald Trump's victory within the American presidential election. “The defeat of Ukraine would be our defeat,” he summed up.

With AFP

https://www.france24.com/fr/france/20240227-envoi-de-troupes-en-ukraine-on-ne-peut-rien-exclure-dans-une-guerre-insiste-gabriel-attal