France: War is near Europe, we mustn’t allow our borders to be crossed


French Defense Minister Florence Parly said that the war had reached the gates of Europe, calling for it not to be allowed into European lands.


This came in statements she made on Monday during her visit, accompanied by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, to a military base in Romania that houses NATO forces and French soldiers.

She emphasized that NATO countries share the same determination and determination to protect the European continent in “such uncertain days.”

“Through our joint defense efforts, we are showing Russia our unwavering unity,” she added.

She pointed to France’s contribution to these defense efforts by sending soldiers to Romania, military personnel to Estonia, and flying its fighters in the airspace of Romania, Poland and the Baltic states.


And she added: “The war has reached the gates of Europe, and we must not allow it to enter our lands.”

It is noteworthy that, since the start of the Russian military operation on Ukraine, France and Belgium have sent nearly 800 soldiers to the aforementioned NATO base in Romania.

At the dawn of last February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, which was followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of “tough” economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.