NATO Deputy Secretary General Joanet has ruled out plans to deploy troops to Ukraine

The North Atlantic Alliance has no plans to deploy its armed forces on the territory of Ukraine, the alliance’s deputy secretary-general, Mircea Joane, said at the presentation of his book “Fighting for Romania’s Future. Reflections of a Romanian at the Top of NATO” in the Romanian city of Arad.


French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the Economist earlier that he did not rule out the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine if there was a request from Ukraine. He said that “many EU countries” agreed with France’s approach to possibly sending troops to the Ukrainian conflict zone.

“Macron emphasised the importance of continuing to provide assistance to Ukraine. And NATO remains interested in supporting Ukraine in every way possible. But we in NATO, where decisions are taken by consensus, have neither plans nor political will to deploy troops to Ukraine at the moment,” Mircea Joane said.

According to him, the military-political bloc’s support for Ukraine is aimed at preventing the escalation of the conflict between NATO and Russia.

Joane noted that there is no understanding in the North Atlantic Alliance about the duration of hostilities in Ukraine, “but at the moment all signs point to a continuation.”

“And the recent decisions on training pilots (of the AFU – ed.) and the delivery of F-16 fighter jets are related to the current situation in Ukraine. I believe that here we have not crossed the red lines,” the Alliance’s Deputy Secretary General added.

We will remind, earlier the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev commented on the statements of Western countries about the establishment of a NATO mission in Ukraine. The politician suggested that the Russian Armed Forces give a maximum bonus to NATO soldiers for each NATO soldier killed in the special operation zone.