February 1, 2023


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France. President Emmanuel Macron delivered his New Year’s address. I turned to the Ukrainians

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a New Year’s address to the nation on Saturday. He announced that France would stand firmly on the side of Ukraine in the next year until its victory.

– Dear countrymen, I would like to address our Ukrainian friends on your behalf – we respect and admire you. Your fight for the independence of your nation is heroic and this inspires us. We will stand by you firmly in the coming year. We will support you until victory and together we build a just and lasting country Emmanuel Macron in a televised message. – depended on France It depends on Europe.

The French president’s speech was also published on his social media.

Macron wrote on Facebook: “Let us be a generation of builders, a generation whose duty is to rebuild France and Europe, and pass it on to our children stronger, more beautiful and more just. Together we can make it happen.”

French minister visits Kyiv

On Wednesday, the Minister of the French Armed Forces, Sebastien Lecorneaux, met with the Minister of Defense in Kyiv Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov promised more military assistance and 200 million euros for weapons. Licorne assured that Paris’ support for Kiev was unwavering, and that France could soon provide Ukraine with a new air defense system. However, he did not provide any details.

Licorno’s visit on Wednesday was Licorno’s first visit to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion. In June, Kyiv hosted Macron, who arrived there with the chancellor German Olaf Scholz, then Prime Minister Italian Mario Draghi and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

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Macron announced in the second half of December that the next arms shipments to Ukraine were scheduled for early 2023. He announced that Ukraine would make more Tsar howitzers. Paris had earlier donated 18 such rifles to the Ukrainian army.

Main image source: Facebook / Emmanuel Macron