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Macron: France to ‘intensify’ military, humanitarian aid for Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he leaves Percy military hospital after visiting soldiers injured during external operations and caregivers, in Clamart, near Paris, France, on April 28, 2022. (Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he leaves Percy military hospital after visiting soldiers injured during external operations and caregivers, in Clamart, near Paris, France, on April 28, 2022. (Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/AFP)

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says that France will “intensify” its supply of military and humanitarian support following a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

Zelensky thanked France for “large-scale military shipments that contribute to the Ukrainian resistance,” Macron says, adding “that this support will continue to intensify, as will the humanitarian assistance provided by France.”

“The mission of French experts contributing to the collection of evidence to fight against impunity and allow the work of international justice concerning crimes committed in the context of the Russian aggression will continue,” he says.

The United States, France, the Czech Republic and other allies have provided Kyiv with hundreds of long-range artillery pieces to help it counter Moscow’s offensive in the Donbas.

Paris is sending its ultra-modern Caesar cannons.

The French presidency says that aid to Ukraine has amounted to “more than 615 tons of equipment, including medical equipment, generators for hospitals, food aid, shelter aid and emergency vehicles.”

Newly re-elected Macron says he wanted to “work actively during his second term to restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, always maintaining close coordination with its European partners and allies.”

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