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Duda comments on sending Polish troops to Ukraine for war with Russia

Duda comments on sending Polish troops to Ukraine for war with Russia Photo: Andrzej Duda, President of Poland (Getty Images)

President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, expressed hope that Russia would not escalate the situation to the point where Polish troops would need to be sent to Ukraine.

Duda emphasized that Russia should not prevail in Ukraine, as it would pose a significant threat to Europe and the world at large.

At the same time, the Polish President noted that Poland should not currently send its soldiers to Ukraine, as it would draw NATO into a war.

According to Duda, Poland's position is to provide military assistance to Ukraine without deploying its own soldiers there.

"We hope that we will never have to send our soldiers to Ukraine to fight for the defense of the Republic of Poland or NATO. Therefore, I hope that there will be no need for that and that Russia will not lead to such a situation. This is our position today, and we absolutely do not want to participate in this war, and we do not want our soldiers to participate in this war," added the head of the Polish state.

What preceded

The possibility of sending troops to Ukraine this year was first allowed by French President Emmanuel Macron. He raised this issue at a summit of European leaders held in Paris.

The head of the French state suggested that such a step could be taken if Russia again advances towards Odesa or Kyiv.

Later, Macron expressed a desire to gather a coalition of states willing to send their instructors to Ukraine to train Ukrainian defenders.