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Sweden and Poland stand united against military deployment to Ukraine

Ulf Kristersson
Ulf Kristersson
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10:06 AM EST, February 27, 2024

At a recent meeting of European leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron highlighted that "nothing should be ruled out" in terms of sending ground troops to Ukraine. This statement sparked reactions across several countries, including Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany, all of which clarified that they have no intentions of dispatching soldiers to Ukraine.

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson also weighed in on the issue, noting that Macron's statement currently holds "no significance." "If some countries choose to send troops elsewhere, it does not impact NATO," said Kristersson, pointing out that although Sweden is not yet a formal member of the Alliance, it is expected to join soon. "French tradition is not Swedish tradition," he reiterated.

Poland declares no troop deployment to Ukraine

Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk have made it clear to international allies that the country does not intend to send military forces to Ukraine. Tusk emphasized that there are alternative ways to support Kyiv, such as lobbying for the transfer of the frozen assets of the Russian central bank to Ukraine.

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