15:45 27 Feb 2024

Partners are "absolutely aware of the risks that a militaristic, aggressive Russia poses for Europe" – Ukrainian president's office

Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine

Zelensky's Office welcomes discussions about the West sending its troops to Ukraine, Mykhailo Podoliak, advisor to the Head of the President's Office, told Reuters.

According to him, this indicates that they understand the risks posed by Russian aggression, Rubryka reports.

"This shows, firstly, an absolute awareness of the risks posed to Europe by a militaristic, aggressive Russia," Podoliak said in a written comment on Macron's statement.

According to the advisor, opening a discussion on the possibility of direct support to Ukraine by armed forces should be seen as setting the right priorities and highlighting risks more clearly.

He also noted that it was important to expedite the delivery of military equipment to Ukraine at this stage.

NATO sending soldiers to Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a meeting in Paris on February 26, where presidents, prime ministers, and ministers from 28 countries discussed further support for Ukraine.

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

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal also did not rule out the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine. However, Poland and the Czech Republic are not considering sending troops to Ukraine.

A White House representative told Reuters on February 26 that the United States has no plans to send troops for combat operations in Ukraine, and NATO also has no plans to send troops for combat operations in Ukraine.

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