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Visit to Kyiv
France’s Foreign Minister: Ukraine is and stays a precedence

Dmytro Kuleba (r) and Stéphane Séjourné visit the memorial wall of the fallen soldiers of Ukraine in Kiev.  Photo: Efrem Lukats

Dmytro Kuleba (r) and Stéphane Séjourné go to the memorial wall of the fallen troopers of Ukraine in Kiev. photograph

© Efrem Lukatsky/AP/dpa

Just in the future after taking workplace, the brand new French Foreign Minister travels to Kiev. “The future of Ukraine is in the European Union,” emphasizes Stéphane Séjourné.

New French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné has assured Ukraine of France’s continued help. “Despite increasing crises, Ukraine is and remains France’s priority,” mentioned Séjourné throughout a go to to Kiev only a day after taking workplace.

“In Ukraine today it is about defending the basic principles of international law, the values ​​of Europe and also the security of the French,” emphasised the Foreign Minister after a gathering along with his Ukrainian colleague Dmytro Kuleba.

According to the Foreign Office, Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) is anticipating Séjourné to make her inaugural go to to Berlin this Sunday afternoon.

Selenskyj thanks Paris

According to Ukrainian media, the assembly additionally mentioned EU and NATO views for the nation attacked by Russia. In view of the at the moment significantly violent assaults, Kuleba as soon as once more appealed to the West to dam the export of products to Russia that can be utilized for weapons manufacturing there. “I would like to remind you that numerous Western-made components have already been found more than once in Russian missiles that flew over the heads of Ukrainians,” he mentioned. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked France for its continued help in his night video deal with. He additionally mentioned additional navy help with Séjourné.

Séjourné mentioned France needed to do all it may on the EU summit in early February to make sure that new monetary help for Ukraine was accredited. The cash can be meant for long-term investments in infrastructure and for the vitality transition. Séjourné additionally emphasised: “The future of Ukraine is in the European Union.” The EU summit was additionally the topic of a gathering between Séjourné and Zelensky. According to the French aspect, it was additionally about Ukrainian protection wants and strengthening cooperation between the 2 international locations.

German diplomatic circles mentioned that Séjourné had not canceled the go to to Kiev deliberate for his predecessor Catherine Colonna was a powerful sign of help for Ukraine. This stays a particularly vital concern of the German-French agenda, as does strengthening cooperation within the Weimar Triangle with the brand new Polish authorities.