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Macron confirms his ‘determination to support’ Moldova and Georgia

“We stand with Moldova and Georgia to defend their sovereignty and security,” the President of the Republic declared.

President Emmanuel Macron reiterated, on Saturday, his “determination to support our partners in the eastern neighbourhood” of the European Union “against any attempt of tension and destabilization”, during talks on the Russian offensive in Ukraine, with the leaders of Georgia and Moldova, the British newspaper reported. Elysee.

Emmanuel Macron told Moldovan President Maya Sandu Georgian President Salome ZurabishviliNoting that he invited the latter to Paris “early next week.”

Areas facing Moscow

The head of French diplomacy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, had seen Friday that it is likely that the ongoing Russian offensive in Ukraine is extending to Moldova and Georgia. These two ex-Soviet republics have breakaway regions that have completely shifted towards Moscow. The Transnistrian region of Moldova has a military base near the Ukrainian city of Odessa.

The Russian invasion, which began at dawn on Thursday, has also thrown tens of thousands of Ukrainians onto the roads, reaching the borders of the European Union, in Moldova and Poland but also in Hungary and Romania.

Emmanuel Macron held a meeting of the Defense Council, on Saturday, at five in the evening, in light of the latest developments on the ground. On the third day of the invasion led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kiev came under Russian missile fire on Saturday morning.

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