Macron’s Threat To Send Troops To Ukraine Was A “Wake Up Call” To Counterparts

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French President Emmanuel Macron infamously threatened to send troops to fight in the Ukraine/Russia war. He said that this threat was a “wake-up call” to his allied counterparts and that the West should keep Moscow guessing.

The French ruler continued to reiterate that Russia should not be allowed to win this war.  Macron also attempted to use a “strategic ambiguity” approach to the situation by maintaining that the option of deploying troops was on the table, according to a report by RT.  He first made the suggestion after hosting an international meeting about the  Ukraine conflict in February.

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“If Russia wins in Ukraine, there will be no security in Europe,” Macron stated in an interview with The Economist, published on Thursday. “I’m not ruling anything out because we are facing someone who is not ruling anything out,” he told the magazine, referring to Russian ruler Vladimir Putin.

Macron claimed that the supposed deterrence produced by the hypothetical deployment of French troops is necessary to prevent a Russian victory and fend off future attacks on other nations. But Moscow continues to deny that it has any intention to attack any other country unless they are pushed or backed into a corner. He also turned to the argument of sunk costs to explain why Kiev must be supported by Western states.

”What credibility [will there be] for Europeans, who would have spent billions, [with] the survival of the continent… at stake and not have given themselves the means to stop Russia?” he asked. Together with Germany, “we were responsible for saving the Minsk agreements and the Normandy process,” the French ruler added. “We were right to take the diplomatic route.”

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Senior Ukrainian and European officials have described the Minsk agreements as a ruse to give Kiev more time to build up its military with NATO’s help. Moscow has cited the bad-faith dealing as evidence of the West’s intention to ramp up the stand-off with Russia. -RT

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