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French soldiers in Ukraine ? Attal defends Macron, Biden reacts

Monday evening, Emmanuel Macron raisedé the tone. Two years after the start of the war in Ukraine, the French president said: do not "exclude the sending of ground troops".

"There is no consensus today to send ground troops in an official, assumed and endorsed manner. But in dynamics, nothing should be excluded, said" Monday evening Emmanuel Macron à following an international conference in support of Ukraine, which was held in Paris. And the French head of state added: "We will do everything necessary to ensure that Russia cannot win this war." Two years after the start of the war in Ukraine, this announcement marked a clear shift in the position of France, and with the West, on the conflict. Until then, he had never been seen before. question of intervening by sending troops. 

Comments which, however, aroused strong reactions from French and Western politicians. In the process, London, Madrid, Berlin, Stockholm, and even Rome quickly distanced themselves. A choice which, however, did not seem to be the right choice. question Paris' position. On the airwaves of RTL, Tuesday morning, the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, affirmed; that nothing can be excluded in a war which is taking place in the heart of Europe and at the gates of the European Union. . And the tenant of Matignon added: "We cannot accept that an authoritarian country can take control of a democratic country by strength."

"The US will not send soldiers to fight in Ukraine"

Later in the day, Gabriel Attal again maintained this position while Marine Le Pen attacked him head-on from the front. the National Assembly. While the former candidate of the National Rally   the 2022 presidential election estimated in the hemicycle that Emmanuel Macron has taken a further step towards cobelligerence. ;quot;, the Prime Minister retorted; that "if we accept, if we resign ourselves, if we look away, no one knows where we are? Russia will stop. Comments nevertheless tempered by the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs. "Some of these actions [of support à Ukraine that Westerners should consider, editor's note.] could require a presence on Ukrainian territory without crossing the threshold of belligerence, declared& ;eacute; &agrav; the National Assembly Stéphane Séjourné.

At the end of the day, while the tension was still palpable in France, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, has à in turn reacted to Emmanuel Macron's comments, immediately ruling out any sending of American troops to Ukraine. "President Biden wasé “clear on the fact that the United States will not send soldiers to fight in Ukraine,” declared the spokesperson for the Council of security American national support, adding that the support of the Americans will be limited to military aid blocked by Congress. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116