In the framework of the continued dialogue, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meaningful conversation with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron that lasted more than an hour.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked France for its comprehensive and effective support for Ukraine in the face of ongoing full-scale Russian aggression.
The President of Ukraine informed in detail about the situation at the front and prospects of its development in May-June. The Head of State emphasized the priority needs of the Ukrainian defense forces.
The Ukrainian President expressed gratitude for the defense assistance already provided by France. The parties agreed on additional solutions that will strengthen Ukraine's potential on the battlefield. "The speed and specificity of response is very important, it is something that significantly enhances our capabilities. We appreciate France's confirmation of providing our Armed Forces with a powerful armored package," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.
Special attention was paid to the preparations for the NATO Summit in Vilnius, where strong and concrete decisions on security guarantees for our country are to be made and the procedure for inviting Ukraine to NATO is to be launched.
The parties discussed cooperation in working with other international partners to consolidate their support for the Ukrainian Peace Formula.
The leaders of Ukraine and France coordinated positions on the eve of important international events and agreed upon the next concrete steps in the bilateral dialogue.