NATO Allies Reject Macron’s Proposal to Deploy Troops to Ukraine

NATO Allies Reject Macron’s Proposal to Deploy Troops to Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron’s remark on the potential involvement of NATO forces in Ukraine’s conflict with Russia led to a wave of denials from its allies.| Photo: EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

Emmanuel Macron, the French President, recently stated that we can’t rule out the possibility of NATO dispatching troops to assist Ukraine in its war against Russia. This pronouncement was met with denials from the Western military alliance’s leadership and other group members on Tuesday (27).

Along with the governments of Germany, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic, the United States also denied this possibility. Adrienne Watson, the White House National Security Council’s spokesperson, informed EFE that President Joe Biden has clearly stated that the U.S. will not send troops to Ukraine.

“We are of the opinion that Ukraine’s victory will be secured if the House of Representatives approves the additional national security package, thereby equipping the Ukrainian forces with the necessary weaponry and ammunition for self-defense and for bravely fighting for their freedom and independence,” added the spokesperson.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, stated that the alliance’s members are providing unprecedented support to Ukraine, but denied dispatching troops – a move that, according to Russia, would inevitably lead to a conflict.

“Since 2014, we have been supporting Ukraine (which lost the Crimean peninsula to the Russians and witnessed the initiation of a war in Eastern Ukraine by Kremlin-linked separatists) and we have intensified this support following the large-scale invasion in 2022. However, we have no plans to deploy NATO troops in Ukrainian territory,” he declared.

The UK also turned down Macron’s proposal. “Apart from a small contingent in Ukraine assisting the armed forces, we have no plans for large-scale deployments,” stated the office of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.