Macron to produce Ukraine with Mirage 2000-5 warplanes and prepare fighter pilots in France | EUROtoday

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French President Emmanuel Macron, in interview with French TV stations on Thursday, stated France deliberate to promote Mirage 2000 warplanes to Ukraine. The Mirage 2000 is a French multi-role, single-engine, fourth-generation jet fighter.

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“Tomorrow we will launch a new cooperation and announce the transfer of Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets to Ukraine made by French manufacturer Dassault and train their Ukrainian pilots in France,” Macron informed French TV in a dwell interview.

The French president was talking on the finish of a day of commemorations of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, which Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelensky had attended.

Ukraine has requested its Western allies ship navy instructors to coach its forces on its soil to satisfy a rising problem to construct up troop numbers, Macron added.

“There is a challenge in capacity. That is why the Ukrainian president and his minister of defence asked all the allies – 48 hours ago in an official letter – saying ‘we need you to train us quicker and that you do this on our soil’,” Macron stated.

Macron pressured that France didn’t need “the escalation of war”. But he pressured that “peace … will only be achieved if Ukraine can resist”.

“The situation is difficult,” the French president conceded, including that the Russian military was putting “heavy blows” in the Kharkiv region.

“Peace cannot mean Ukraine’s capitulation,” he pleaded.

“Peace must come through negotiation,” he stated. That second, he felt, had not but arrived “as Russia continues to advance”.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)