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Some countries support sending troops to Ukraine, French Ambassador says

Some countries support sending troops to Ukraine, French Ambassador says President of France Emmanuel Macron (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Some countries have supported French President Emmanuel Macron's idea of ​​sending troops to Ukraine, says French Ambassador to Ukraine Gaël Veyssière.

Veyssière has reminded that, in France's view, there are currently no red lines, and there's no need to hold back from anything, even if there's a need for troop presence in Ukraine.

"We don't rule anything out," the ambassador says.

At the same time, Veyssière adds that for France, Russia is not an enemy but an opponent in the legal field, and they have no intention of attacking.

"So, this is what we are trying to do actually. It's not something agreed with friends and partners. That's something that we expressed for ourselves. We know that some countries around us are interested in these ideas. Of course, this is being discussed," he says.

Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron did not rule out that NATO could deploy troops to assist Ukraine. This sparked discussions among Ukraine's allies.

France later clarified that it was not about directly sending troops for combat operations. Some NATO countries stated they were willing to consider such a possibility. These include Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Canada.

Most countries did not support Macron's position. In addition, as Western media outlets report, Macron's unexpected statement further strained his relationship with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.