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Slovakia’s Prime Minister Argues, Following Macron's Ukraine Policy Would Lead to Third World War

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico denounced French President Emmanuel Macron’s April 29 interview with The Economist, in which he said NATO troops might go to Ukraine, “if the Russians were to break through the front lines” and if Kiev requested help from the U.S.-led military alliance.

Fico told the parliament of Slovakia on May 2 that statements such as Macron’s “bring the world closer to World War III.... Ukraine is not a NATO member state.” Macron does not speak for the whole bloc and his words about the possible deployment of troops to Ukraine are “no one else’s businesses, but France’s,” the prime minister added.

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