Now it makes no sense to discuss sending Western troops to

Ukraine

, but allies should be open to all possible options.

This opinion was expressed by the Chief of the General Staff of the Army of the Netherlands, General Onno Eichelsheim, during his visit to the Czech Republic, ANP reports.

According to Eichelsheim, now is "not the time" for the Netherlands to talk about sending soldiers to Ukraine, but all options should be considered.

"I think you should not write off any option to see how best to support Ukraine," he added.

The top military officer of the Netherlands emphasized that sending troops to Ukraine is an "extreme option", and it has not yet been publicly considered.

He admitted that the theoretical scenario of deployment of the military should take place within the coalition - for example, through NATO or a group of 10-15 countries.

"It would be very surprising if one or two countries were going to do it," the general added.

Separately, Eichelsheim emphasized that there are other ways to help Kyiv, such as sending more weapons: "There are other possibilities besides thinking about soldiers in NATO uniforms walking around there."

We will remind, French President Emmanuel Macron.

"We discussed it. There is currently no consensus on sending troops. But nothing should be ruled out on this issue in the future. We will do everything possible so that Russia cannot win this war," Macron said.

The French president recalled that earlier European countries did not even want to discuss the supply of weapons to Ukraine, but everything has changed.

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