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Scholz opposes sending NATO and EU troops to Ukraine

Scholz opposes sending NATO and EU troops to Ukraine Photo: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz opposes sending North Atlantic Alliance or European Union troops to Ukraine, according to BFM TV.

According to him, not a single soldier will be sent to Ukraine by European or NATO countries.

Scholz says that what was decided between us from the very beginning remains in force in the future, meaning that there will be no troops on the ground, no soldiers sent by European or NATO countries to Ukrainian soil.

Idea of sending NATO soldiers to Ukraine

The day before, European leaders met in Paris at the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss further support for Ukraine.

After the meeting, Macron did not rule out the possibility that NATO would deploy troops to help Ukraine, but there is no consensus on this issue yet.

In addition, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal did not rule out the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine.

Also, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson called the issue of sending NATO troops to Ukraine irrelevant.

In his turn, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance has no plans to send combat troops to Ukraine.

Read more about the initiative to send NATO troops to Ukraine in RBC-Ukraine's report.