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Macron promised Zelensky to help Kyiv strengthen air defense

Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron, during a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky, promised to help Kyiv strengthen its air defense. This is stated in a statement by the Elysee Palace, published on Tuesday, November 1, following a conversation between the two leaders.

In the message indicatedthat Macron confirmed the readiness of Paris to strengthen military support for Kyiv. He also expressed his determination to help Ukraine prepare for the winter in connection with the destruction of the country’s electricity and water supply infrastructure.

In addition, Macron and Zelensky agreed to continue cooperation in preparing a conference on aid to Ukraine on December 13 in Paris.

Previously Paris and Kyiv signed an agreementproviding for the creation of a fund in the amount of €100 million for direct purchases from French arms manufacturers in accordance with the needs of the Ukrainian army.

Since the beginning of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Paris has supplied Kyiv with various weapons, including self-propelled gun mounts, portable Mistral air defense systems, anti-tank missiles, armored vehicles and military uniforms.

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