China News Service reported on February 28 that French President Macron said on the 26th that he would not rule out the possibility of sending Western troops to Ukraine in the future.

This statement shocked its Western allies, and the United States, Britain and other countries quickly expressed their stance to "distance themselves" from Macron's idea.

Data map: French President Macron.

Photo by China News Service reporter Liao Pan

  Macron said at the "International Conference on Support for Ukraine" in Paris that there was "no consensus" among the participating Western countries on whether to send troops to Ukraine, but he believed that "the possibility of sending troops in the future cannot be ruled out."

  Reuters stated that Macron hoped to create "strategic ambiguity" by publicly discussing the idea of ​​sending Western troops to Ukraine, but his "ambiguous" attitude "confused and annoyed" some allies.

  According to reports, White House National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement that US President Biden "has made it clear that the United States will not send troops to fight in Ukraine."

  According to reports, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic also quickly "distanced themselves" from Macron's idea.

  The report also said that Macron's remarks may intensify tensions between France and Germany, noting that relations between the two countries are "the core of European political cooperation."

  Meanwhile, the Kremlin said the move would make a direct conflict between NATO and Russia "inevitable."

  French officials came forward to explain that Macron only wanted to spark discussion and that the content being discussed only related to non-combat troops, such as demining, border protection or training Ukrainian troops.

  According to TASS news agency, on February 27, local time, in response to French President Macron’s statement that he would not rule out the possibility of NATO deploying troops in Ukraine, Kosachev, Vice Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (Upper House of Parliament), said through social media that if NATO's dispatch of troops to Ukraine can be regarded as the organization's "direct participation in the war" or "a declaration of war on Russia."

  He said that the French president's logic is dangerous and may lead to catastrophic consequences.

Such consequences cannot be foreseen and understood by some leaders of Western countries.