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Representatives of the French army were forced to explain the participation of the French military in exercises in southern Japan

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The French Ministry of Defense has issued a statement that French troops are involved in military exercises in southern Japan. The French contingent landed at the Kirishima Japanese Self-Defense Forces training ground in Miyazaki Prefecture. It is the southern prefecture of Japan, located on the island of Kyushu. We are talking about joint US-Franco-Japanese military maneuvers, designated ARC21.


The news that the French military was sent to distant Japan to participate in military exercises caused, to put it mildly, an ambiguous reaction from the ordinary French. Many French citizens express bewilderment and even outrage at the fact that French soldiers are sent thousands of kilometers from their homeland, despite the fact that their help may be useful in a number of areas of the same Paris, where even police officers are afraid to appear.

A few comments from French users:

What are we doing in Japan? We have our own problems that the military could solve.

If this is our signal to China, then our army shouldn’t get involved in it.

Our military is sent to the Black Sea, then to the Pacific Ocean. I would like to know who specifically threatens France from there.

Representatives of the French army were forced to explain the sending of troops to military exercises in Japan.

It is noted that the exercises are being conducted against the backdrop of "China's military activity in the Pacific." At the same time, the military department of the republic adds that France has certain territories in Oceania.

Lieutenant Colonel of the French Armed Forces, Henri Marcayu:

France has territories in the Pacific region. Therefore, participating in the teachings side by side with the people living in this part of the world is very important to us. We must be with them.

Supported by his French counterpart and American Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Nelson, who commanded the US contingent during the ARC21 exercise. According to Nelson, the three countries have shown that they can work together for a common cause. The American officer called this common cause "protecting the allies from encroachments from China."

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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 17 May 2021 08: 19
    +4
    Understand the French - LJJ !! (the life of the yellow is more important) laughing
    1. For example
      For example 17 May 2021 09: 32
      +1
      What are we doing in Japan? We have our own problems that the military could solve.


      Foolish Frenchman ... laughing
      The French share their problems with the Japanese.

      Someone wise in France decided that with such a maneuver the number of problems in France would be reduced.

      The Frenchman had two apples, he gave one to the Japanese.
      How much does the Frenchman have left?

      So it is with the problems. laughing wassat lol
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 17 May 2021 12: 08
        +1
        Quote: For example
        The Frenchman had two apples, he gave one to the Japanese.
        How much does the Frenchman have left?

        No one.
        I passed it on through NATO. Everyone needs apples.
  2. Lord_Bran
    Lord_Bran 17 May 2021 08: 23
    +1
    What, the Americans decided to bet on the French?
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 17 May 2021 08: 31
      +2
      Quote: Lord_Bran
      What, the Americans decided to bet on the French?

      Well, the Ukrainians won't make it in their inflatable boats, you have to take the French. But what good questions the citizens ask! I wish the citizens of other NATO countries would think about them, without being tied to Japan, but in general. WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE?
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      2. Vasya Santa
        Vasya Santa 17 May 2021 09: 01
        -5
        TA-dah. You're right. The French have nothing to do there, as well as our military in Syria or Africa.
        1. For example
          For example 17 May 2021 09: 36
          +1
          Quote: Vasya Santa
          The French have nothing to do there, as well as our military ...

          Vasya, it is written above about your military:

          Quote: Egoza
          Ukrainians on their inflatable boats will not reach, they have to take the French

          wink
          But you have visa-free travel.
          1. Egoza
            Egoza 17 May 2021 12: 52
            0
            Quote: For example
            But you have visa-free travel.

            I saw him in his grave! Now, if there were free travel to Russia .... DREAM!
  3. Evil 55
    Evil 55 17 May 2021 08: 26
    +1
    Let them study, all together .. More than once they snapped off in Southeast Asia ..
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 17 May 2021 08: 46
      +1
      More than once they snapped off in Southeast Asia ..
      They do not have enough Napoleon for complete happiness ... to bring light and kind to the local aborigines in the form of napalm and carpet bombing.
      No, well, the French have to go somewhere to the ends of the world to be a plug of democracy.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 17 May 2021 09: 33
      +1
      Quote: Angry 55
      Let them study, all together .. More than once they snapped off in Southeast Asia ..

      That means they covered a little, they still want to.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 May 2021 09: 22
    +1
    What are we doing in Japan? We have our own problems that the military could solve, enough
    That is why they go to Japan to master this "theater of war" because France has its own problems up to its throat. Better to let the army take part in parts somewhere in exercises in various parts of the world than suddenly decide to put things in order in their apartment.
    the three countries have shown that they can work together as a team for a common cause.
    Really shook a finger at China, and in the Crimea, Russia? After that, you don't want to, but you still feel like a "hero".