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Poland Acknowledges Western Troops' Presence in Ukraine

Wed 20 Mar 2024 | 04:33 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski confirmed the presence of Western military forces in Ukraine, describing it as an "open secret."

During an interview with the German news agency, Sikorski referenced German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's announcement of significant countries' military presence in Ukraine. 

He mentioned that in Polish, the term "open secret" refers to a secret that everyone knows.

Sikorski reiterated that Poland does not intend to send ground troops to Ukraine, adding that "Ukraine and Poland were one country 400 years ago, which would serve as excellent propaganda material for the Russians. Therefore, we must be the last to do so."

Earlier today, Sergey Naryshkin, the director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, claimed that Russia has information about France preparing a military unit to be sent to Ukraine, initially comprising about 2,000 personnel. 

Naryshkin stated, "The current French leadership does not care about the death of ordinary French citizens and the concerns of generals. 

According to the intelligence received by the Russian Foreign Intelligence, a unit is indeed being prepared for deployment to Ukraine, with around 2,000 people in the first stage."

Previously, French President Emmanuel Macron, following a conference on Ukraine held in Paris, did not rule out the possibility of Western countries sending ground troops to the special military operation zone. 

Macron also stated that Western countries "intend to do everything necessary" to prevent Russia from winning the conflict.