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Baltic Officials Support Macron’s ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ Towards Russia

April 1, 2024 (EIRNS)—The City of London’s daily Financial Times has found support in the Baltic region for French President Emanuel Macron’s rhetoric for sending NATO troops in Ukraine. FT interviewed a number of officials from around the Baltic region who were supportive of Macron’s remarks. “Now’s not the time to send boots on the ground and we are not even willing to discuss it at this stage,” said Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen. “But for the long term, of course we shouldn’t be ruling anything out.”

Valtonen’s remarks, FT said, echoed by leaders and officials in the Baltic states, underscore how Macron has found favor with NATO’s frontline members after his recent pivot on Russia and his warnings that Moscow’s defeat in Ukraine is paramount to Europe’s security.

Valtonen said it was not at all a mistake to keep Russia guessing about what Ukraine’s supporters would be prepared to do. “Why would we, especially not knowing where this war will go and what happens in the future, disclose all our cards? I really wouldn’t know.”

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