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Spanish Defense Minister is Strongly Against Sending Troops to Ukraine

© AP Photo / Manu FernandezSpanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles
Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 18.06.2024
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles strongly opposed sending troops to Ukraine, even for training purposes, as this could lead to an escalation of the conflict, Spanish news agency EFE reported.
The minister said that she respects the position of some European countries, such as France, on sending troops to Ukraine, the report said on Monday. However, Robles reportedly insisted that allied countries must be very careful to prevent an escalation of the conflict.
In late May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez signed a bilateral security agreement in Madrid. The agreement includes, among other things, humanitarian aid and demining. Spain will also allocate a record military aid package to Ukraine worth about 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion) in 2024.