Retired German General Speaks Up: NATO Won't Send Troops to Ukraine

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.20 - 2024 5:22 PM CET

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He indicated that the alliance would limit its involvement

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In an interview with the YouTube channel Die Weltwoche, Erich Vad, a retired German general and former advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, stated that NATO countries have no plans to send military contingents to Ukraine.

Not Sufficient Strength

Instead, he indicated that the alliance would limit its involvement to the dispatch of military instructors.

Vad emphasized that any further military escalation involving direct confrontation with Russia was unlikely due to what he percieived as Europe's lack of sufficient military strength.

Vad's comments come amidst ongoing discussions within NATO about the appropriate response to the escalating tensions in Ukraine.

Can Lead to Tragedy

His assessment falls in line with earlier remarks by Jordan Bardella, leader of France's right-wing party National Rally.

He warned against deploying French troops to Ukraine, describing such a move as a potential mistake that could lead to tragedy.

Bardella's stance reflects broader divisions within European political circles regarding the appropriate measures to address the crisis in Ukraine.

You can see the Interview here