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War in Ukraine: United States “will not send soldiers to fight”

This Tuesday, February 27, the various spokespersons for the Biden administration rejected the idea of ​​sending Western troops to Ukraine. A hypothesis mentioned by Emmanuel Macron the day before.

This Tuesday, February 27, the United States ruled out any idea of ​​sending troops to Ukraine, a hypothesis raised the day before by French President Emmanuel Macron. One by one, American spokesmen, from the White House to the State Department to the Pentagon, categorically rejected the idea during news conferences that mark a typical day in Washington.

“President Biden has been clear that the United States will not send troops to fight in Ukraine,” said Adrienne Watson, deputy spokesperson for the National Security Council (NSC).

Joe Biden believes that “the path to victory” will go through military aid currently blocked by Congress, he added.

A hypothesis mentioned by Macron

The day before, the French president broke a taboo by not excluding the sending of European soldiers to Ukraine. “Today there is no consensus to send ground troops officially, supposedly and supported. But dynamically, nothing should be excluded,” Emmanuel Macron said Monday afternoon after an international meeting on Ukraine.

This hypothetical sending of troops would be linked to actions identified as priorities for Europeans: cyber defense, co-production of weapons in Ukraine, mine clearance, etc.

“Some of these actions could require a presence on Ukrainian territory, without crossing the threshold of belligerence,” said the head of French diplomacy, Stéphane Séjourné, on Tuesday.

“We are not going to send troops on the ground in Ukraine”

Asked if the United States also ruled out sending troops to Ukraine for training purposes, for example, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller responded: “We’re not going to send troops to Ukraine.

The only American soldiers present in Ukraine are inside the embassy and are doing “important work” verifying the use of weapons supplied by the United States to Ukraine, said NSC spokesman John Kirby.

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Joe Biden has always refused to consider sending US troops to this country. However, on Tuesday he warned congressional leaders about the “terrible” cost of not voting in favor of new $60 billion in financial aid for Ukraine.

Author: AG with AFP
Source: BFM TV

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