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"Sending Western troops to Ukraine is not ruled out," how world leaders are responding to Macron's proposal

"Sending Western troops to Ukraine is not ruled out," how world

After a meeting of European leaders in Paris on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron said sending Western troops to Ukraine "cannot be ruled out".

His comments have drawn a swift response from various leaders, with a clear message: it won't happen.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that conflict with Russia would be inevitable if Western countries sent troops to Ukraine.

Here's what other countries are saying:

NATO : A NATO official has told CNN that there are "no plans" to deploy combat troops on the ground in Ukraine. They said that together with their allies they are already providing "unprecedented military support" to the country and will continue to support the European nation as it has done so far.

Germany : German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the nations agreed at the meeting that "there will be no ground troops, no soldiers on Ukrainian soil sent there by European countries or NATO states."

Slovakia : Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico warned that proposals by Western countries to send troops to Ukraine would lead to a "significant escalation of tensions". Fico said his government "will never agree to send Slovak troops to the war in Ukraine."

Poland : Prime Minister Donald Tusk said the country was "not considering sending troops to Ukraine" but said it should help Ukraine defend itself against Russian invasion, according to the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

Hungary : Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said that Hungary was not prepared to send either weapons or soldiers to Ukraine. "The war must end, not deepen and widen," he said in a Facebook post.

United Kingdom: Britain has no plans for a troop deployment to Ukraine, a spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Italy : Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's office stressed that there has been "full cohesion" among allies in "support" for Ukraine, but "this support does not foresee the presence" of European or NATO troops on Ukrainian territory.


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