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Macron Doubles Down on His Proposal To Put Boots On the Ground in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron. UN Photo/Cia Pak

March 2, 2024 (EIRNS)—French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters on Feb. 29 that he meant what he had said earlier in the week about putting boots on the ground in Ukraine. At a Feb. 26 meeting of 20 European leaders Macron said: “In terms of dynamics, we cannot exclude anything. We will do everything necessary to prevent Russia from winning this war.” Macron told the press on Feb. 29, RT reported, that his earlier words, which caused an international uproar, were “weighed, thought-through and measured.”

The French population doesn’t seem to agree with their President. Le Figaro reports that a poll shows that 68% of those polled disagreed with Macron’s remarks and were against sending French troops. French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné was apparently among that 68%, commenting to the radio station France Inter: “The French will not die for Ukraine. We will not send troops.”

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