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Western leaders hit back at Macron and deny sending troops to Ukraine

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Western leaders hit back at Macron and deny sending troops to Ukraine

Western leaders denied the statement by Emmanuel Macron, President of France, that the deployment of Western troops to Ukraine “cannot be ruled out”. The speech took place after a meeting of European leaders in Paris, on Monday (26).

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday (27) that conflict with Russia would be inevitable if Western nations send troops to Ukraine.

The French Defense Minister, in turn, defended Macron, highlighting that “saying that we do not exclude anything is neither weakness nor escalation”.

An officer of the I’ll take itthe Western military alliance, told CNN that there are “no plans” to send combat troops to Ukraine. He pointed out that, together with his allies, they are already providing “unprecedented military support” to the country and will continue to support the European nation as they have done until now.

Os USAthrough the State Department, reiterated that the president Joe Biden ruled out sending US troops to fight in Ukraine.

“Certainly, each country is free to speak in its own interest, but in addition to the president making it clear that the US will not send troops to fight in Ukraine, the NATO secretary general has ruled out any alliance troops to fight in Ukraine.” , spokesman Matthew Miller warned.

The Chancellor German, Olaf Scholzsaid the nations agreed at the meeting that “there will be no ground troops, nor soldiers on Ukrainian soil sent there by European countries or NATO states.”

The Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, warned that proposals by Western states to send troops to Ukraine would lead to a “significant escalation of tensions”. Fico highlighted that his government “will never agree to send Slovak troops to war in Ukraine.”

The Prime Minister Donald Tusk from Poland stated that the country “is not considering sending our soldiers to Ukraine”, but stressed that it must help Ukraine defend itself against the Russian invasion, according to the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, said the country is not prepared to send weapons or soldiers to Ukraine. “The war must end, not be deepened and expanded”, he pondered in a Facebook post.

O United Kingdom it also has no plans to send troops to Ukraine, a spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak noted on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

The Prime Minister’s office Italy, Giorgia Melonistressed that there has been “complete cohesion” between the allies regarding “support” for Ukraine, but “this support does not include the presence” of European or NATO troops on Ukrainian territory.

Expressing government disagreement Spanish with Macron, spokeswoman Pilar Alegria said Spain would prefer to focus on the need to “accelerate the delivery of material” to Ukraine.

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