Macron will receive Zelensky in Paris after his official visit to the United Kingdom

The Ukrainian leader visited London early in the day and has already held a meeting with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who announced the expansion of his support for Kyiv, including the inclusion of military aircraft pilots and marines in its training programs.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will travel to France this Wednesday afternoon for an official visit during which he will meet his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, Elysée sources confirmed to Europa Press, a trip he will will carry out from London, where he is currently holding meetings with the British authorities.

“The President of the Republic will receive the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, in Paris this Wednesday, February 8, 2023”, specified these sources.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meet outside 10 Downing Street in London on February 8, 2023. Photo: Reuters

Zelensky visited London earlier in the day and has already met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who announced the expansion of his support for Kyiv, including the inclusion of military aircraft pilots and marines in its training programs. After that, he gave a speech to the British Parliament in which he thanked London for its support, after which he met Carlos III.

The Ukrainian president had made only one visit abroad since the start of the war. Thus, he traveled to the United States on December 21, where he met with the President of the North American country, Joe Biden, and gave a speech to Congress. On his return, he stopped over in Poland for a meeting with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, before arriving in Kyiv.

Although there is as yet no official confirmation, Zelensky is expected to travel to Brussels this Thursday to coincide with a summit of twenty-seven heads of state and government, in what would be the first President’s visit to Europe since the beginning of the war. . , weeks after the first year of Russian aggression. European sources consulted by Europa Press invoke “security reasons” to avoid a direct response and explain that they can “neither confirm nor deny” the information.

Source: Latercera

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