France sending military aid to Ukraine

France sending military aid to Ukraine


Published: 14:35 26 February 2022   Updated: 14:38 26 February 2022

France sending military assistance to Ukraine; Photo: Collected

France sending military assistance to Ukraine; Photo: Collected

France has been providing military assistance, such as weapons and equipment, to Ukraine. 

According to BBC, weapons and equipment are already en route from France to Ukraine, as the West supplies aid to Ukraine in their battle with advancing Russian troops. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted that he had spoken to France’s President Macron early on Saturday morning as a “new day on the diplomatic frontline began”.

“The anti-war coalition is working!” Zelensky tweeted.

On Saturday, Macron shared a video of himself declaring - “The war will last - we must prepare for it!”

Meanwhile, France said on Friday that it is in a position to help Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy if he chooses to leave the country, as concerns about his safety grew amid increased Russian bombardment around capital Kyiv.

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told FranceInter news that Zelenskyy’s security is crucial under the current developments in Ukraine. 

“His security is a central element of what is happening, and we are in a position to be able to help him, if necessary, but it is important that he takes his place,” he added.

However, Volodymyr Zelenskyy rejected to leave the country and will remain in Kyiv to help the country’s military force to counterattack the Russian invasion. Ukrainian security forces have been battling Russian troops since early Thursday morning, local time. 

The Russia-Ukraine war is considered to be the biggest conflict in Europe since World War II. Amid this, 28 countries, including the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK), have agreed to send arms to Ukraine in the war against Russia.

Meanwhile, there have been reports of intense attacks and explosions in various parts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. At the same time, wars are raging around the country’s major cities in the south, east, and north.

Ukrainian officials say Russian troops are trying to seize the capital, Kyiv. They will then try to overthrow the country’s leadership.

Source: BBC