The President of France spoke by phone with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. He expressed gratitude to Macron for the military and humanitarian aid already provided “Macron promised Zelensky to increase humanitarian assistance to Ukraine” />
French President Emmanuel Macron intends to increase military and humanitarian assistance to Kyiv during his second term as head of state. He announced this in a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky, BFM TV was told at the Elysee Palace.
The conversation lasted about an hour. The President of France noted that 615 tons of equipment, including medical equipment, food and emergency vehicles, have been sent to Ukraine so far. According to BFM, Zelensky thanked Macron for his help.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. The next day, Macron announced that Paris would provide financial assistance in the amount of €1.2 billion and military equipment to Kyiv.
On April 13, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said that the country had sent Ukraine military equipment worth more than €100 million, and announced new deliveries. On April 22, Macron announced that Paris would increase military assistance to Ukraine and transfer Milan anti-tank missile systems and CAESAR self-propelled artillery systems to Ukraine.
In early April, Macron announced France's readiness to become the guarantor of Ukraine's security after the cessation of hostilities on its territory. After the start of the military operation, he spoke more often than other world leaders with both Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
April 24, the second round of the presidential elections took place in France. Macron won with 58.54% of the vote. Zelensky congratulated him on his re-election and called his French colleague a “true friend”.
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