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Macron open to Ukrainian support but rules out immediate troop deployment

Macron open to Ukrainian support but rules out immediate troop deployment
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1:23 PM EST, March 5, 2024

Emmanuel Macron spoke to the Czech media. When asked about his earlier statements during last week's Ukraine conference in Paris, the French president mentioned he had not ruled out the possibility of deploying troops to Ukraine.

- We are convinced that defeating Russia is essential for Europe's security and stability. Currently, there is no consensus on sending troops to Ukraine. We will take all necessary measures to prevent Russia from achieving victory - Macron stated last week.

In a clarification with the Czech media, the President of France explained his stance. He indicated that, for the time being, there are no plans to deploy Western troops to fight in Ukraine. However, he highlighted that various support measures for our eastern neighbor are under consideration.

We are not planning to deploy military forces in Ukraine anytime soon. This means we are initiating discussions and exploring every possible way to support Ukraine – Macron clarified, as reported by the Czech media.

In the interview, Macron also discussed Russia's impunity and the necessity to reassess the effectiveness of the current Western strategy against its stated objectives.

- Europe is currently evaluating whether its strategy aligns with its declared goals. I believe we need an energized, strategic reawakening, as Russia's impunity poses a threat to the security of the European continent and its values – Macron emphasized.

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