Emmanuel Macron will go to Ukraine “in the coming weeks” | EUROtoday

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Emmanuel Macron ought to go to Ukraine “in the coming weeks”, indicated the Élysée this Sunday March 11 following a phone interview with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The President of the Republic initially mentioned that he would go to Ukraine in February, earlier than indicating that this go to would happen earlier than mid-March.

The two heads of state “agreed to remain in close contact, in particular regarding the visit of the President of the Republic to Ukraine, which should take place in the coming weeks”, based on a press launch from the French presidency. In the wake of the follow-up assembly dedicated to help for Ukraine organized by France on March 7 in Paris, Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed, throughout this phone interview, “his desire to continue efforts to quickly put the coalition in place on deep strikes, as well as support for the Czech initiative on munitions,” based on the Élysée.

“Strategic ambiguity”

The French president “also reiterated the need to continue the work undertaken within the framework of the “artillery for Ukraine” coalition, arrange underneath the American and French presidency,” based on the identical supply. “The two leaders also reiterated their desire to move forward in the five areas of action identified during the Conference in Support of Ukraine, namely cyber defense, mine clearance, maintenance and co-production of weapons in Ukraine, support for neighborhood partners and securing borders,” provides the Élysée.

In Paris, on March 7, twenty-eight international locations participated in a follow-up assembly devoted to help for Ukraine, greater than two years after the Russian invasion. This assembly adopted the worldwide assembly in help of Ukraine which happened in Paris on February 26, on the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron. In France, the oppositions have criticized the current positions taken by the French head of state, who affirmed on the finish of this convention on March 7 {that a} doable sending of Western army personnel to Ukraine shouldn’t be dominated out. 'future.

Several of France's European allies in addition to the United States have rejected the concept of ​​deploying troopers in Ukraine, and the president himself admitted that this selection didn’t have “consensus today”. But he mentioned he wished to revive “strategic ambiguity” in order that Vladimir Putin’s Russia knew that kyiv’s allies had been able to do something to make sure Moscow’s defeat. The French National Assembly will debate on Tuesday the French assist technique for Ukraine, specifically on the Franco-Ukrainian settlement concluded on February 16.