He said this while answering a journalist’s question during a press conference with his Austrian colleague Claudia Tanner.

“Boots on the ground” is not an option for the Federal Republic of Germany.

This cannot be an option and will not be an option,” RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

According to him, such a step will contribute to escalation.

“I also think that this was food for thought proposed by President Macron, as far as I know, no one supported it,” he added.

Previously, Macron allowed EU countries to send troops to Ukraine.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the statement of the French President, said that the French leader is not aware of what he is saying.