Macron supports Ukraine, open to sending Western troops

RTE.ie March 2, 2024, 09:00 AM UTC

Summary: At the Ukraine summit in Paris, President Macron declared support for Ukraine, including the possibility of sending Western troops. This marks a significant shift from his previous diplomatic approach. France is concerned about Russia's aggressive behavior and the potential consequences of a Russian victory. Macron's stance has faced criticism at home and from allies. The EU and NATO have increased defense spending and are cooperating to support Ukraine. Ireland has contributed non-lethal assistance and military training to Ukraine.

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