French Colonel: The bad news is that we only have two brigades to help Ukraine, and they are subordinate to NATO

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French Colonel: The bad news is that we only have two brigades to help Ukraine, and they are subordinate to NATO

France can send troops to Ukraine, but compared to Russian forces it will be “a drop in the bucket,” Colonel Alexandre Vautraver said on LCI TV.

The French military commented on Macron’s statements about the likely dispatch of troops to Ukraine in the event of a breakthrough by the Russian army. According to the colonel, all assistance to Kyiv from Paris will amount to only two brigades of five or six thousand troops, who will not be able to do anything with the thousands of Russian forces in Ukraine.



Bad news is that these forces will be completely insufficient to confront the half-million Russian army.

- said the French military man.

Today, France does not have combat-ready troops capable of rallying and coming to the aid of Ukraine at any moment. Even these two brigades cannot be used quickly, since they are subordinate to the NATO command and not to the French General Staff. So all Macron’s statements are an attempt to pass off wishful thinking.

Meanwhile, the French president continues to announce the possible dispatch of troops to Ukraine in the event of a threat to “Kyiv and Odessa.” It was these two cities that Macron identified as his main ones. At the same time, he claims that some NATO countries support France's position. We are talking about the Baltic limitrophes, who will support any decision, as long as it is against Russia.
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  1. +11
    6 May 2024 07: 07
    In 1920, the French were already scurrying out of the south of Russia. After the intervention.

    The bastard Yeltsin admitted the royal debts to France... But no one sued the French for damages from their intervention.
    1. +5
      6 May 2024 07: 14
      Another Napoleon has appeared! It’s better to leave the troops at home - there needs to be someone to deal with the yellow vests, farmers and Arabs with the blacks! But if you send in troops, you’ll find out how much a pound is worth and what the life-giving Fab will do to your roosters!
    2. +2
      6 May 2024 08: 25
      Gad Yeltsin admitted the royal debts of France
      But Lenin, on the contrary, sent them all to hell, and not only France, with all their debts and claims. Now compare Alkpsha and Lenin wink
      1. -4
        6 May 2024 09: 19
        Lenin, of course, was better than EBN. He did not repay debts. He simply insisted on concluding the Brest-Litovsk Peace, which was extremely beneficial for Russia (he insisted hysterically, even among loyal party members there were many who disagreed, read historical chronicles (for example, Trotsky, “no peace, no war, I wash my hands of this...) The result is a minus in favor of Germany - the Baltic states, Finland, Poland, part of Ukraine and Belarus. Total irrevocable losses of 1 million km2, 56 million inhabitants of the Republic of Ingushetia. This is also in many ways why the Civil War began Oh, Lenin managed well, he didn’t pay off his debts...
        1. +1
          6 May 2024 10: 28
          read historical chronicles
          It wouldn't hurt you to read historical chronicles either. A few months later, all this, except the Baltic states and Finland, came back
        2. +1
          6 May 2024 14: 32
          Quote: Yuri L
          Lenin, of course, was better than EBN. He did not repay debts. He simply insisted on concluding the Brest-Litovsk Peace, which was extremely beneficial for Russia (he insisted hysterically, even among loyal party members there were many who disagreed, read historical chronicles

          And you read what the RSFSR Armed Forces and the German Army were like at that time. And what could Soviet Russia do at that moment? So it’s easy to distort the facts
          Quote: Yuri L
          The result is a minus in favor of Germany - the Baltic states, Finland, Poland, part of Ukraine and Belarus.

          It wouldn’t hurt you to brush up on the story either. The Germans took Riga in September 1917. They took half of the Baltic states before mid-1915. Poland went under the Germans even before Riga. Even before the abdication of Kolyan No. 2. What does Lenin have to do with it? Signed a decree on the independence of Finland? Well, if you didn’t sign, what would it change? For that matter, after 28 years everything was returned under the leadership of Russia, and Sakhalin with the Kuril Islands and Port Arthur, which Kolyan No. 2 “overlooked” in 1905. So Lenin looked at life realistically, he understood what it cost. And comparing EBN with Lenin is like comparing Citroën 2CV and K-701 while plowing virgin soil...
    3. 0
      6 May 2024 11: 13
      Perhaps it's time! Who has a macron like that?
    4. +1
      6 May 2024 14: 13
      Quote: Ilya-spb
      The bastard Yeltsin admitted the royal debts to France... But no one sued the French for damages from their intervention.

      Who would present it? Ukraine? After all, it turned out that they were engaged in intervention on the territory of modern Ukraine....
  2. +4
    6 May 2024 07: 10
    smile
    According to the colonel, all aid to Kyiv from Paris will amount to only two brigades of five or six thousand troops

    A rhetorical question...
    Can you take the French colonel's word for it?
    No one has canceled the disinformation.
    The Americans also pushed into our ears that they would not send this and that to Ukraine...it turned out that all this was a lie and disinformation. request
    1. +2
      6 May 2024 07: 52
      . Even these two brigades cannot be used quickly, since they are subordinate to the NATO command and not to the French General Staff. So all Macron’s statements are an attempt to pass off wishful thinking.


      If this is true, then this is a shock.
      1. +5
        6 May 2024 08: 15
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        If this is true, then this is a shock.
        The shock is that the French troops, it turns out, are subordinate not to France and not to its president as the supreme commander, but to the “NATO command,” which is carried out by “you know.”

        It turns out that the French literally follow the words of their idol Bonaparte - they feed someone else's army?
  3. +2
    6 May 2024 07: 11
    Calm down, wretches, remember 1812 and the words of Napoleon, you will not find yourself on the island where he ended up, but you will rot in the fields❗❗❗
    1. +1
      6 May 2024 07: 27
      Calm down, wretches, remember 1812 and the words of Napoleon, you will not find yourself on the island where he ended up, but you will rot in the fields❗❗❗


      I will say more, then they were the French, they were ready to defend the interests of the fifth republic, they remained in this capacity until the 70s of the last century, but a series of colorful free revolutions organized by the hegemon killed everything, including their normal human qualities and so it wasn’t much, but now it’s a pitiful sight.
      1. +2
        6 May 2024 08: 55
        The Fifth Republic appeared only in 1958 and exists to this day.
  4. +4
    6 May 2024 07: 13
    We have an answer - we will cheer up France in Africa, with the squeezing out of colonial French mining enterprises, I don’t think that the Chinese will be against it. This is what happened in Niger. We have influence, the Chinese have business. It’s too early for us to enter industry, we need to settle down the influence.
  5. +4
    6 May 2024 07: 20
    The bad news is that these forces will be completely insufficient to confront the half-million Russian army.
    Macron believes that from this (bringing in troops) he will get a big media effect in his favor, without even thinking that it will work against him. But how happy the Balts are and are probably ready to allocate a couple of their “specialists” for this.
  6. 0
    6 May 2024 07: 24
    Why is it bad? There are only two brigades of corpses, is that bad? Or maybe the colonel dreams of killing 500 French?
  7. +1
    6 May 2024 07: 25
    Do they want to fight again?
    Should I say that they haven’t been kicked on the horns for a long time? It seems like they raked it again just recently...
  8. +1
    6 May 2024 07: 45
    I read the latest news...

    MAY 05, 2024
    Soldiers of the French Foreign Legion arrived in Ukraine
    Soldiers of the French Foreign Legion have officially been sent to participate in combat operations in Ukraine, with a total of about 1500 troops expected to arrive, former assistant undersecretary of defense Stephen Bryan said in an Asia Times article.

    French troops in Ukraine, according to him, were deployed to support the 54th Ukrainian separate mechanized brigade in Slavyansk. The soldiers were recruited from the 3rd French Infantry Regiment, which is one of the main units of the French Foreign Legion (Légion étrangère), says Brian.

    The first group of French military personnel, about 100 people, has already arrived in Ukraine; these are artillery and surveillance specialists, the article says.

    According to Brian, the military sent to Ukraine are not French citizens, with the exception of “a small number of officers.” “It is unknown how exactly Russia will respond,” the author concluded his article.
  9. +1
    6 May 2024 07: 56
    So all Macron’s statements are an attempt to pass off wishful thinking.
    The media is walking through the fields) information that there are about a hundred paddling pools in the unnecessary area. Possibly from another legion. But they will have papers, like volunteers). Like the amount of frog goose laughing Today it has become less. good
  10. +2
    6 May 2024 10: 05
    Quote: rotmistr60
    But how happy the Balts are and are probably ready to allocate a couple of their “specialists” for this.

    I don’t know if they’ll scrape it together? One is already fighting with the Houthis in the Mediterranean. lol
  11. +1
    6 May 2024 11: 15
    In general, 2x1,5 m of land is enough for everyone for permanent registration!!!! Chernozem must be fertilized!
  12. +1
    6 May 2024 14: 11
    According to the colonel, all aid to Kyiv from Paris will amount to only two brigades
    Two teams, one of carpenters, to plan coffins for the Armed Forces, the second - of diggers, to bury these coffins...
  13. +1
    6 May 2024 15: 08
    Meanwhile, the French president continues to announce the possible dispatch of troops to Ukraine in the event of a threat to “Kyiv and Odessa.”

    Why don't you, frog-eater, like them? That's fine for us.
    From the history:
    Kyiv is the mother of Russian cities, it has long been known. What don't you understand? RUSSIANS!!!
    Odessa is a Russian city!!! Or remind you how you bombarded it from naval guns in the mid-50s of the 19th century? Whose city were you shelling then? RUSSIAN!!!
    If, instead of studying, the macaroni stared at his teacher, then who is to blame?
    stupid, hire people who know history better than the newly minted Bonaparte!!!
  14. +1
    6 May 2024 16: 04
    You crazy old man, how many times can you get hit on the forehead? Don’t race France ahead of the horse.
  15. +1
    6 May 2024 16: 13
    Does France want to drop out of the top five countries possessing nuclear weapons?