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Macron outlines condition under which France could send troops to Ukraine

Macron outlines condition under which France could send troops to Ukraine Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

French President Emmanuel Macron admits the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine. This could happen if Russian troops assault Kyiv or Odesa again, according to Fabien Roussel, a representative of the French Communist Party.

Macron made the statement at a meeting with parliamentary parties.

Jordan Bardella, a representative of the far-right National Rally party, says after the meeting that "there are no restrictions or red lines." Manuel Bompard, coordinator of the France Unconquered party, says that he "came to the meeting worried and left even more worried."

In turn, a representative of the Communists, Roussel, tells the media that Macron showed maps of possible new directions for Russian attacks.

"Macron mentioned a scenario that could initiate an intervention: the advance of the front towards Odesa or Kyiv," Roussel says.

Macron's idea to send troops to Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron has not ruled out the possibility that NATO could send troops to help Ukraine. The main problem, he said, is that there is currently no consensus on this issue.

Several NATO countries opposed this idea, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, and Italy.

At the same time, some countries are ready to consider this possibility, such as Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Canada, which is also a NATO member, has stated that it is ready to send troops to Ukraine, but only to train Ukrainian defenders in areas far from the front.