In London and Paris, Vladimir Zelensky urges his European allies to supply Ukraine with planes to beat Russia


Volodymyr Zelensky’s message doesn’t change from one surprise visit to another, from London to Paris, Wednesday, February 8: Ukraine’s president receives repeated calls ” as soon as possible” fighter jets and heavy weapons to counter any new Russian offensive and reclaim occupied territories.

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If no specific announcements are made, his visit, which will continue in Brussels on Thursday, will be his second out of the country since the Russian invasion broke out on Feb. 24, 2022, two months after his visit to Washington. In the U.S., the Ukrainian head of state came shortly before Christmas to ensure that the Biden administration, especially the soon-to-be-republican-controlled House, would continue to support the soldiers he, in general, believed his country could contain, if not completely repel Russian invaders. In London, as in Paris, where Mr Zelensky has found German Chancellor Olaf Schulz and Emmanuel Macron, it is a matter of encouraging increased support from European leaders far less important than that from Washington . war.

The message was directed first and foremost at France and Germany, which have routinely offended the Ukrainian president since hostilities began with military restraint and a long-standing display of concern over dialogue with Vladimir Putin. Between Kyiv and Paris, and especially between Kyiv and Berlin, the atmosphere over the past 12 months has often been charged, but at a time when there is fear of new Russian attacks, everyone is trying to show goodwill.macron “It’s really changed this time, Volodymyr Zelensky estimated in an interview that FigaroFebruary 8. After all, he was the one who opened the door to tank transport. »

Zelensky: “Paris and Berlin can change the rules of the game”

“Crimes of aggression cannot be tolerated, let alone a big country like Russia”Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky’s massive winter lounge at the Elysee Palace guaranteed. “Russia cannot and should not win,” He emphasized and pledged to continue supplying weapons, but did not specify his intentions.Olaf Scholz to ” courage” and in “toughness” Ukrainians.

“France and Germany can change the game, that’s how I see our discussions today. The sooner we have long-range weapons and modern aircraft (…)the sooner Russian aggression will end”emphasizing that the Ukrainian president barely made it to the Elysee Palace, while Emmanuel Macron just insisted on the need, one day or the other “victory” Ukraine’s “Peacebuilding”.

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