Volodymyr Zelensky is expected in Paris on Sunday

Volodymyr Zelensky is expected in Paris on Sunday

INFO BFMTV – The Ukrainian president is expected to arrive in France on Sunday, after a visit to Italy, and then to Germany.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to arrive in Paris at the end of the afternoon, BFMTV learned on Sunday from compatible sources. The head of state was heading to Italy and the Vatican on Saturday, and then to Germany on Sunday.

This is the second visit of the Ukrainian head of state to Paris since the start of the Russian attack on his country in February 2022. Emmanuel Macron had already received him on February 8 at the Elysee, along with German Chancellor Olaf Schultz.

Emmanuel Macron ‘will reaffirm France’s unwavering support’

The Elysee confirmed the visit in a press release published at the beginning of the evening, explaining that the heads of state would discuss “Ukraine’s urgent needs, both on the military and humanitarian levels.”

“While the country continues to suffer from bombing, particularly on civilian infrastructure, the President of the Republic will reaffirm the unwavering support of France and Europe to restore Ukraine to its legitimate rights and defend its fundamental interests,” the presidency added.

The discussion between the heads of state will also focus on “the support that France continues to provide in response to Ukraine’s urgent military and humanitarian needs,” as well as “the longer-term prospects for the return of peace to Europe and the return of peace to Europe.” .

This is the second visit of the Ukrainian head of state to Paris since the start of the Russian attack on his country in February 2022. Emmanuel Macron had already received him on February 8 at the Elysee, along with German Chancellor Olaf Schultz.

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Germany, Zelensky’s “reliable ally”.

Volodymyr Zelensky, who traveled to Germany on Sunday, praised the military support provided by Germany, which he called a “true friend” and “reliable ally” after announcing the delivery of new weapons to support the counter-attack being prepared against Russia.

After months of Ukrainian annoyance at the German government’s procrastination to deliver the weapons Kiev had requested, now is the time for peace between the two countries.

Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky was received by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, with military honors, on Sunday morning. He was immediately awarded the Prize of Charlemagne, an honor rewarding commitment to European unification, in Aix-la-Chapelle (West). Then he went to Paris.

Before his visit to Berlin, Pope Francis and Italian leaders received the Ukrainian president on Saturday in Rome. This European tour comes amid preparations for an offensive by the Ukrainian military, with both Kiev and Moscow claiming success in and around Bakhmut in the Donbass region.

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