The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that French troops in Ukraine will become a target for Russia

If French servicemen find themselves in the Ukrainian conflict zone, they will become a target of the Russian Army, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said, commenting on the relevant statements by French President Emmanuel Macron.


Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the Economist earlier that he did not rule out the possibility of sending French troops to Ukraine if Russia breaks through the front lines and there is a request from the Ukrainian government. He said that “many EU countries” agreed with France’s approach about the possible sending of troops.

According to Maria Zakharova, the French president explains the rhetoric about sending troops to Ukraine with a desire to create “strategic uncertainty” for Russia, but for Moscow the situation looks extremely certain.

“We have to disappoint him – for us the situation looks more than certain. We have also long ago made up our minds. If the French show up in the conflict zone, they will inevitably become targets for the Russian armed forces. I think Paris already has proof of this,” – said the diplomat at the briefing.

We shall remind you that earlier the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitriy Medvedev commented on the statements of Western countries about the creation of a NATO mission in Ukraine. The politician suggested giving Russian Armed Forces fighters a maximum bonus for each NATO soldier killed in the special operation zone.