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Troops in Ukraine: which French people could be sent to the front ?

Emmanuel Macron recently declared that sending French troops to Ukraine was not excluded. Who could be sent? &agrav; war in the hypothesis where this milestone would be crossed ?

Emmanuel Macron has always shown himself to be cautious regarding the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Although he claims to support Ukraine, he has always refused to do so. &agrav; send French troops to invaded European territory. However, his latest statements suggest a completely different discourse. If he estimated, during a conference at the Elysée, which there "was no consensus today to send in an official manner, assumed “Educated and endorsed by ground troops”, he nuanced his approach. admitting that nothing should be excluded. “We will do whatever it takes to ensure that Russia cannot win this war,” the president. His remarks surprised the presidential camp and were met with criticism. very poorly received by the opposition. 

The spokesperson for the Russian embassy in France, Alexander Makogonov, also alerted on BFMTV Tuesday February 27, of the scope that such an action could have: "The sending of ground troops will be the red line because çit can trigger World War III, and çit will be the war between the nuclear powers".&nbsp ;

But what did Emmanuel Macron really mean by these words? He clarified? that this hypothetical sending of troops to Ukraine would be mainly linked to the &agrav; "categories of action" identified as priorities such as cyber defense, co-production of arms and munitions, support for the Belarusian border or even mine clearance operations. It would not be a question of sending troops to fight the Russians directly, according to a source close to the executive at the # 39;AFP. Stéphane Séjourné, Minister of Europe and Affairs & foreigners, said that the presence of Western troops in Ukraine would not cause “the threshold of belligerence” to be crossed. For his part, after having remindedé that France is not "at war with the Russian people or the Russian Federation", Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of the Armed Forces es, has rejectedé the hypothesis of a dispatch of land combat units and would favor assistance provided by advisors, experts or even military personnel. miners, as reported by BFMTV. The European states and those of NATO have, however, stood in solidarity, not considering mobilizing soldiers for the ;#39;Ukraine.

Simple help or entry into war ?

According to J&rôme Pellistrandi, director of the Revue DéNationale, with La Dépêche, the type of troops that France could send to Ukraine would rather be t "support from French intelligence, which would allow Ukrainian forces to defend themselves with, for example, the definition of targets of high strategic value in Crimea or surrounding areas. For TF1, Michel Goya, military consultant, also listed the different forms that sending troops could take. "First there is the clandestine form, with discreet structures. In short, something unacknowledged. À from the moment when ù you show yourself, there are also several stages,” he explained.

The first stage concerns the sending of advisors or specialists to the project. behind the front to help the Ukrainian armed forces. A further step would be taken by switching to support by air or artillery forces to target enemy soldiers. ;#39;is à At this stage, it is an entry into war even if it is not by the same token. direct engagement of combat forces in action. However, France's entry into a war is governed by the Constitution: it must be authorized by Parliament. The final step is to use all means for combat. 

How mobilization works in France ?

If France reached this last stage, who could be called? on the front ? According to Public life, if France entered the conflict, the first mobilized would be the professional soldiers and in particular the operational forces of the army. According to a report TF1, the French army would also train its soldiers to the fighting in the trenches, as they take place in Ukraine. These trenches wereé built two years ago during the escalation of tensions within the country. Eastern Europe. 

If the army is overwhelmed, what would happen? Since the suspension of military service in 1997, a A simple citizen cannot be sent to the front. In this case of extreme necessity, an additional reinforcement system would be put in place with the reservists. The military reserve is made up of volunteers approved by military authorities because of their skills. If this reserve were still not sufficient, it is difficult to know whether a general mobilization would be possible. 

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