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France denies rumors of sending troops to Ukraine

France denies rumors of sending troops to Ukraine
Author: Daryna Vialko

France has called false media reports about sending its military from the Foreign Legion to the territory of Ukraine, according to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Fake about the French troops

Recently, the Asian Times, citing the former Pentagon Deputy Assistant Secretary Stephen Bryan stated that about a hundred soldiers of the French Foreign Legion were sent to Sloviansk. This was done to help the 54th Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Reaction of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France responded to this information in the media.

“Disinformation campaigns about France's support for Ukraine do not stop. No, France has not sent troops to Ukraine,” the Foreign Ministry wrote.

Macron's statements

Fake news about the French military began to appear after French President Emmanuel Macron allowed the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine. This happened after a meeting of European leaders in Paris.

Later, the French President explained that sending troops was possible if the Russian forces renewed their offensive on Odesa or Kyiv.

At the same time, Macron said that he did not rule out the possibility of deploying French troops in Ukraine, as Russia cannot win the war.