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No plans in Europe to deploy troops to Ukraine, Czech PM says

No plans in Europe to deploy troops to Ukraine, Czech PM says Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of Czechia (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

None of the European countries intend to send their military forces to Ukraine, as the majority considers such an idea unacceptable, states the Prime Minister of Czechia, Petr Fiala.

"It was useful for some soldiers, for example, from France, to be present on the territory of Ukraine, not to fight there, but perhaps to assist in training," says the head of the Czech government during his speech in parliament.

However, according to him, the vast majority of European countries have agreed that this issue will not be discussed or considered further, as such an idea is "unacceptable" to them.

"No one in Europe intends to send troops to Ukraine... I don't think we need to dramatize and scare people with things that no one has proposed or is proposing in the form in which they are being interpreted," Fiala says.

He has mentioned that French President Emmanuel Macron raised a similar topic during discussions at a special summit in Paris. However, the discussions took "a minimum amount of time."

What Macron said

On Monday, February 26, French President Emmanuel Macron invited leaders from about 20 European countries to Paris. The main topic was further assistance to Ukraine against the backdrop of escalation by Russian occupiers.

In particular, the partners agreed to establish a coalition for long-range weapons for our country.

As Macron stated after the meeting, the leaders also discussed the possibility of sending ground troops to Ukraine. The President of France did not rule out such a decision.

More details about the summit can be found in the material by RBC-Ukraine.