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Stéphane Séjourné visits Ukraine on his first official journey after his appointment

The French Foreign Minister, Stéphane Séjourné, visits the war memorial with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba.
The French Foreign Minister, Stéphane Séjourné, visits the conflict memorial along with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba.AFP
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The new minister of Exteriores francés, Stéphane Séjourné, He assured this Saturday in kyiv on his first official journey after his appointmentfinal Thursday, that his nation is decided to strengthen Ukraine’s potential to fabricate weapons by itself territory, along with persevering with to produce it with weapons.

“We are determined to jointly strengthen the Ukraine’s ability to produce weapons on their own territory and we are ready to help them in this area,” he declared throughout a joint press convention along with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmitro Kuleba, quoted by Ukrainian media.

Séjourné acknowledged that “France will remain at Ukraine’s side for as long as necessary” including that “this determination has not changed” and can translate into all areas of assist to the Ukrainian armed forces, corresponding to the availability of weapons techniques, ammunition, air protection means and artillery.

The minister additionally recalled the go to to Ukraine of the French Defense Minister, Sébastien Lecornu, with French firms within the sectorand indicated that efforts will proceed to enhance the authorized framework “so that this cooperation can develop even better.”

“We appreciate France’s full support for Ukraine, in particular the reinforcement of our air defense. Today we talked about additional deliveries of systems and missiles to protect the Ukrainian skyas well as the supply of drones to Ukraine,” declared Kuleba, for his half.

The Ukrainian minister additionally alluded to right this moment’s Russian bombings to underline that “many components of Western manufacturing on Russian missiles that fly over the heads of the Ukrainians.

In this sense, he called on the G7 and European Union (EU) countries to “pay attention as soon as and for all to Ukraine and take decisive measures” to cut off supplies to Russia of products containing military components.

“Russia makes use of washing machines, microwaves and different family home equipment“not to wash and eat, but to extract different pieces from them in order to incorporate them into their missiles and kill Ukrainians,” he declared.

In this sense, he referred to a latest report by the Kiev School of Economics and the Yermak-McFaul Group, in keeping with which 44% of all digital parts in Russian weapons have been developed by Western firms.

On the opposite hand, Kuleba identified that with Séjourné they’d coordinated their positions forward of the NATO summit in Washington and the steps to observe to begin Ukraine’s accession negotiations with the EU.

“We agreed that France will support not only the integration of Ukraine into the EU, but also compliance with specific deadlines on this path,” he pressured.

Kuleba and Séjourné additionally addressed different points with frozen Russian belongings and the creation of a particular court docket for crimes of Russian aggression.

The Ukrainian minister highlighted that the truth that the first go to of the brand new French overseas minister having been to kyiv “is proof of the necessary place that Ukraine occupies within the priorities of French politics.