Macron discusses new ways to help Ukraine on Prague visit

France’s president Emmanuel Macron recently refused to rule out the deployment of Western troops to Ukraine and that position appeared to find support from his Czech counterpart in Prague on Tuesday. Petr Pavel said combat troops could not be deployed – but sending instructors to the war-ravaged country was an option.

The Czech President Petr Pavel welcomed France’s head of state, Emmanuel Macron, to Prague Castle just before noon on Tuesday.

The two leaders then conducted longer than anticipated behind closed doors talks, with support for Ukraine dominating proceedings.

Speaking to the media afterward, Mr. Macron reiterated that Russia must not be allowed to triumph.

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Author: Ian Willoughby