Zelensky (left) meets with French President Emmanuel Macron (centre) and German Chancellor Scholz (right) in Paris.
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky started his trip to Europe on the 8th. He first visited the United Kingdom on the same day and flew to Paris in the evening to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
Macron emphasized at the press conference: "Russia cannot and should not be defeated." Zelenskidze called on Macron and Shots to provide more heavy artillery and aircraft as soon as possible.
According to comprehensive foreign media reports, Zelensky pointed out: "My time is running out. The weapons I mentioned are for peace and to prevent wars launched by Russia. France and Germany have the potential to "change the rules of the game". That's my take on today's talks. The sooner Ukraine gets heavy long-range weapons and the sooner Ukrainian pilots get modern military aircraft, the sooner Russia's aggression will end."
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Macron said Ukraine had won the war with the support of France and other European partners and allies and that "Russia cannot and should not win".
Macron emphasized that France will assist Ukraine in defeating Russia and will continue to provide arms and military assistance.
Scholz said that Germany and its partners will support Ukraine in terms of finance, humanitarian aid and the provision of weapons, "as long as we need it, we will continue to do so."
Since Macron continued to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone frequently after Russia invaded Ukraine, the outside world questioned whether Zelensky and Macron were "not working well together."
In an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro before his visit to Europe, Zelensky mentioned that he believed that Macron had "changed" because France took the lead in providing light tanks to Ukraine. Opened the door for Western countries to deliver tanks to Ukraine ".