Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris to speak about “Ukraine's needs” towards Russia | EUROtoday

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French President Emmanuel Macron will obtain his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday on the Élysée, the day after the commemorations of the eightieth anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy. On this system, “Ukraine’s needs” vis-à-vis Russia.

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New nose to nose for Emmanuel Macron and his Ukrainian counterpart. President Volodymyr Zelensky shall be in Paris on Friday June 7 to debate the conflict towards Russia. “As Russian strikes continue to intensify on the front and on energy infrastructure, the two presidents will discuss the situation on the ground as well as Ukraine's needs”, within the “extension of the Support Conference for Ukraine which was held at the Élysée on February 26”, it’s specified.

Emmanuel Macron then introduced measures to offer extra weapons to kyiv and didn’t rule out sending troopers to Ukraine, sparking controversy amongst his allies in addition to the anger of Russia.

He promised new bulletins on the event of Volodymyr Zelensky's go to to Paris on Friday, whereas discussions are underway on sending French navy instructors to Ukraine.

The challenge for a European coalition of instructors to coach Ukrainian troops in Ukraine, desired by France, is being mentioned amongst Europeans however seems removed from being finalized, with many international locations questioning in regards to the danger of Russian reprisals.

Russia, which claims fixed advances in latest weeks in jap and northeastern Ukraine, mentioned on Tuesday that it couldn’t rule out that its forces may strike French instructors on Ukrainian soil. She additionally affirms that they’re already current on web site.

Ukraine: positions of military forces
Ukraine: positions of navy forces © Valentin RAKOVSKY, Sophie RAMIS, Cléa PECULIER / AFP

The Ukrainian president, who shall be welcomed by the Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu with navy honors on the Invalides, will even go to with him a web site of the Franco-German arms group KNDS in Versailles, close to Paris.

KNDS, one of many foremost European gamers in land weapons – it manufactures battle tanks, artillery methods in addition to the Caesar cannons that France delivers to kyiv – will arrange in Ukraine.

This settlement follows an announcement by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron of an initiative for native manufacturing in Ukraine of spare elements, ammunition and, ultimately, full navy tools.

The Ukrainian president will even ship a speech within the National Assembly chamber on Friday.

Yaël Braun-Pivet will welcome the Ukrainian chief at 9:30 a.m. on the Hôtel de Lassay, then President Zelensky will ship a speech to the deputies round 9:50 a.m., earlier than assembly with the President of the National Assembly who visited Ukraine in March.

In the hemicycle, the president of the LR deputies Olivier Marleix thought-about it “inappropriate” to ask, “48 hours” from the European elections, “President Zelensky to come and speak before the Assembly”, as soon as once more accusing Emmanuel Macron to “parasite” the European debate. “This obviously does not take away from our support for the Ukrainians,” he clarified.

Yaël Braun-Pivet, conversely, responded that she was “very happy” and “proud” of this arrival. Volodymyr Zelensky is invited “on the occasion of the commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the landing”, of which “we do not choose the date”, June 6, “three days before the European elections”, she underlined.