From left, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, February 8, 2023.
Paris – During a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked for quick deliveries of heavy weapons and aircraft. This was reported by the AFP agency. Zelenskyj arrived from Britain for the dinner at the Elysee Palace. He went abroad for only the second time since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine less than a year ago.
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Macron assured Zelensky that France would “support Ukraine until its victory”. “Russia must not win,” Macron emphasized. Scholz also promised that military, humanitarian and financial support to Ukraine will continue as long as necessary.
Macron's office confirmed that Zelenskyi will attend Thursday's EU summit in Brussels, which will discuss further aid to Ukraine . The fact that the Ukrainian president will be at the meeting was described by Scholz as a “signal of European solidarity and togetherness”. they have provided fighter jets and other advanced weapon systems in a situation where the Ukrainian army is preparing for an expected Russian offensive and preparing its own plans to regain control of territories occupied by Russia.