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    Poland’s Foreign Minister Says the Presence of NATO Troops in Ukraine Is ‘Not Unthinkable’

    Poland's Foreign Minister Says the Presence of NATO Troops in Ukraine Is ‘Not Unthinkable'

    WARSAW, (AP) — Poland's foreign minister says the presence of forces “is not unthinkable” and that he appreciates the French president for not ruling out that idea.

    Radek Sikorski made the observation during a discussion marking the 25th anniversary of Poland's accession to NATO in the Polish parliament Friday, and the Foreign Ministry tweeted the comments later in English.

    They reflect a larger European debate over how to help as has gained some momentum on the battlefield and Kyiv is running low on ammunition. The U.S. Congress is withholding aid that Ukraine says it critically needs to hold off the Russians, putting more pressure on Europe to respond to the war that has shattered peace on the continent.

    Last month French President Emmanuel Macron said the possibility of Western troops being sent to Ukraine could not be ruled out, a comment that broke a taboo among allies and prompted an outcry from other leaders. French officials later sought to clarify Macron's remarks and tamp down the backlash, while insisting on the need to send a clear signal to Russia that it cannot win its war in Ukraine.

    The Kremlin has warned that if NATO sends combat troops, a direct conflict between the alliance and Russia would be inevitable. Russian President Vladimir Putin said such a move would risk a global nuclear conflict.

    Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk was among those European leaders who…

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