Time in Yerevan: 11:07,   22 April 2024

German Chancellor Scholz rules out Western ground troops for Ukraine

German Chancellor Scholz rules out Western ground troops for Ukraine

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 27, ARMENPRESS. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has ruled out suggestions that European countries and NATO alliance members would send ground troops to Ukraine, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron had raised the prospect that some might do so.

German lawmakers also spoke out against the idea, and the Kremlin warned that conflict between Russia and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance would be inevitable if European members of NATO sent troops to fight in Ukraine.

“Once again, in a very good debate, it was discussed that what was agreed from the outset among ourselves and with each other also applies to the future, namely that there will be no ground troops, no soldiers on Ukrainian soil sent there by European countries or NATO states,” Scholz said on the sidelines of an event on Feb. 27.

Scholz did, however, say that European leaders now appeared willing to procure weapons from third countries outside Europe as a way of speeding up military aid to Ukraine.








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