Macron: West may need to save Ukraine if Russia makes breakthrough

March 08, 2024

Emmanuel Macron warned that the West may have to step in to save Ukraine if Russia makes a breakthrough on the Eastern front, according to reports on Thursday. Mr Macron caused disquiet among many in Europe by refusing to rule out sending Western ground troops to Ukraine, pointing to Russia’s hardening stance. Marine Tondelier, the leader of the Green Party, recounted Mr Macron saying that Putin “obviously has no limits”. Reacting to the reports, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said on Thursday that Mr Macron “continues to raise the level of France’s direct involvement” in the war. On Thursday, Mr Macron spoke to his predecessors François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace.