Ukraine updates: Russia warns France against sending troops

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Russia has warned that its forces would view any French forces sent to Ukraine as legitimate targets. Meanwhile, Ukraine has suffered a wave of new attacks on its energy infrastructure. DW has the latest.

The Russian Foreign Ministry says Moscow would view any French soldiers deployed in Ukraine as legitimate targets.

Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the warning was in response to renewed comments from French President Emmanuel Macron raising the possibility. He has said he cannot rule out the deployment of ground troops in Ukraine in the future.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says it has already seen an increasing number of French citizens among battlefield fatalities on the Ukrainian side.

In other Ukraine news, Russian drones hit nearly a dozen critical energy facilities as part of Moscow’s campaign against Ukraine’s power grid. 

Courtesy of DW