President of Ukraine met with the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Catherine Colonna, who is on a visit to Ukraine.
The President noted the importance of the visit of the Minister to Ukraine, which is another manifestation of the support for our country by the French Republic.
“I want to thank you, France and President Emmanuel Macron for supporting Ukraine, for the constant support for our territorial integrity and sovereignty,” said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The interlocutors discussed the key issues for our country’s victory: assistance in armaments, strengthening sanctions and bringing our country closer to EU membership. Special attention was paid to the issue of unblocking Ukrainian ports in order to prevent the global food crisis.
The Head of State stressed that Ukraine counts on France’s leadership in our fight against the Russian aggressor and the protection of European values.
During the meeting, the parties stressed the need to introduce the next, sixth package of sanctions against Russia by the EU as soon as possible.
The President noted that Ukraine counts on the support of France for the decision of the leaders of the European Union to grant our country the status of a candidate for EU membership in June.
“We have repeatedly heard that friendly France sees Ukraine in the European Union,” said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
During the discussion of Russia’s use of food security as a weapon in the war against Ukraine, the President called on French partners not to give in to the aggressor’s blackmail and pressure to mitigate the sanctions against Moscow.
The President stressed that Ukraine counts on France’s active participation in the post-war reconstruction process.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked in particular for the financial support for our state and the assistance of the French government in the treatment of wounded Ukrainian servicemen.