The Elysee announced that French President Emmanuel Macron conveyed to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky his “desire to work actively for the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine during his second term”, in coordination with the Allies.
The Elysee said that Macron assured Zelensky during their hour-long talks on Saturday that military and humanitarian aid would continue to flow into Ukraine.
“This support will continue to be strengthened,” the French president told Zelensky, according to the Associated Press.
Food stuff..and defensive weapons
France has so far sent 615 tons of equipment and aid to Ukraine, including generators for hospitals, ambulances and foodstuffs.
France has been hesitant about its contribution to providing defensive weapons to Ukraine, but Macron recently cited Milan anti-tank missiles and the delivery of truck-mounted Cesar guns among important equipment.
A Ukrainian soldier sits inside a Russian tank in the village of Lukyanivka outside Kyiv, Ukraine – Reuters
It is noteworthy that Macron was re-elected, last Sunday, as President of France for a second term, after defeating his opponent, Marine Le Pen.
During his first term, Macron held numerous talks with both Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin since the start of the Russian offensive on Ukraine.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation on its western neighbor, followed by international rejection and strict economic sanctions against Moscow, which required Kyiv to abandon plans to join military entities and remain neutral, which the latter considers “interference in Her lordship.”