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If Russia breaks through Ukrainian front lines French troops could ‘legitimately’ be sent

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It is looking more and likely that France will send troops to Ukraine as it is believed that Russia is about to launch a major new offensive.

The French President Emmanuel Macron has said sending the French Army to Ukraine if Russia breaks through the front lines would “legitimately” happen.

Authorities in Kyiv and analysts believe that Russia are soon to launch the new offensive in Ukraine.

Macron also stated that should Kyiv ask for military assistance this could also be a precursor to send troops into Ukraine to fight against Russia.

During an interview with the Economist Macron was asked if he stands by comments he made earlier this year, he said, “I’m not ruling anything out, because we are facing someone who is not ruling anything out.”

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In what would worry European leaders Macron said, “If Russia decided to go further, we will, in any case, all have to ask ourselves this question,” should we send in the troops, this he added will be a “strategic wake-up call for my counterparts.”

He said that Russia is a “power of regional destabilisation” and a threat to the security of Europe.

He told the Economist that, “I have a clear strategic objective: Russia cannot win in Ukraine.

If Russia wins in Ukraine, there will be no security in Europe.”

French troops are currently “preparing for war” and are ready for deployment to Ukraine and are training for a “high intensity scenario.”

Lieutenant Valentin, of the 92nd Infantry Regiment, the combat section leader has said that troops are training for urban warfare.

Lt. Valentin said, “We’re certainly keeping a close eye on what’s happening there [Ukraine].

“We can see that the fighting is actually taking place in the cities, so we’ve been training to work in urban areas for a while now.”

Colonel Stéphane Talleu, the regiment’s commander, said his troops have been training for a “high intensity scenario.”

The Colonel added, “Instead of facing an asymmetrical enemy, i.e. one with limited resources, we’re dealing with a more conventional enemy with resources that are closer to our own.

“This is exactly what we are seeing today in Ukraine.”

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