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France To Increase Military Presence In Eastern Europe


The office of the French Defence Minister has announced a sharp increase in French military force posture in Eastern Europe.

  • The announcement comes in the wake of a G7 leaders meeting attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • The increased posture includes: Additional armoured vehicles and tanks in Romania, additional Rafal fighter jets in Lithuania, and additional infantry troops in Estonia.
  • Yesterday, following Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, Macron told Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky, "that France would be ready to help in terms of further military support."

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