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Poland and Germany to form armored vehicles coalition amid war in Ukraine

Poland and Germany to form armored vehicles coalition amid war in Ukraine Polish Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak Kamysz (Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Poland and Germany will create a coalition of armored vehicles aimed at supporting Ukraine, announces the Minister of Defense of Poland, Wladyslaw Kosiniak Kamysz.

According to him, Poland and Germany are taking responsibility for the rapid reaction forces in Europe.

"Starting from July, our battle groups, consisting of 2,500 Polish soldiers and 2,500 German soldiers, will be on standby for rapid response. These are forces that fulfill the tasks of a strategic compass," Kosiniak Kamysz said.

In particular, on March 26 in Warsaw, Poland and Germany will activate a coalition of armored vehicles to support Ukraine.

"More partners have already registered. This is one of the most important coalitions," he added.

Macron's statements regarding sending troops to Ukraine

At the end of February, French President Emmanuel Macron did not rule out that Western countries could send troops to help Ukraine. However, he said there was no consensus on this issue.

Later, the French leader clarified that his country could send its military to Ukraine if Russia were to advance on Kyiv or Odesa again.

Several NATO countries have opposed this idea, including Germany, Czechia, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, and Italy. However, there are countries willing to consider such a possibility, including Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

It is worth noting that on March 14, Macron once again made a statement about French troops in Ukraine, emphasizing that such an option is not ruled out.