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Macron has fired his bazooka again – and Russia isn’t the only target | Paul Taylor

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Macron has fired his bazooka again – and Russia isn’t the only target | Paul Taylor

With talk of sending troops to Ukraine, the French president is asking how far the west will go to stop Putin. But his bombshell could backfire

Emmanuel Macron sure knows how to make a headline.

But did the French president, who once called Nato brain dead, really mean it when he said this week that Europe shouldn’t rule out sending ground troops to Ukraine to prevent Russia winning the war? Was it a trial balloon, an off-the-cuff soundbite uncoordinated with allies, or the start of a real strategic debate?

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