The European bloc doesn’t need to danger an all-out conflict with Russia, EU’s prime commander has mentioned
Western nations won’t ship their troopers to battle Russia on behalf of Ukraine, Director Common of the European Union Army Workers Vice Admiral Herve Blejean mentioned on Wednesday.
“To ship floor troops to Ukraine is to be a celebration in a conflict, to be at conflict with Russia, and no one needs that, neither the EU, nor NATO,” Blejean instructed the French TV channel LCI . “We aren’t at conflict with Russia. We’re supporting a rustic attacked by Russia.”
Blejean added that the continuing Ukrainian offensive would “not be the top of the conflict, no matter its outcomes.”
The French admiral’s remarks got here after former NATO secretary common Anders Fogh Rasmussen instructed that particular person members, similar to Poland and the Baltic states, might finally resolve to deploy troopers to Ukraine.
Ukrainian Overseas Minister Dmitry Kuleba, nevertheless, mentioned final week that there wouldn’t be international boots on the bottom “earlier than the top of the armed battle” with Russia.
Volunteers from a number of NATO nations are already combating on Kiev’s aspect, together with Polish nationals who had been concerned in an armed incursion into Russia’s Belgorod Area earlier this month.
Moscow, in the meantime, has lengthy insisted that by supplying Ukraine with heavy weapons and sharing intelligence, NATO nations had made themselves de facto direct individuals within the battle. Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov has mentioned that NATO was “waging a conflict” in opposition to his nation and that it was “ridiculous” to assert in any other case.
Final month, the EU agreed to acquire €1 billion ($1.08 billion) price of artillery rounds and missiles for Ukraine. The US has dedicated greater than $100 billion in help to Kiev since Russia launched its operation within the neighboring state in February 2022.
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