President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with Minister of the Armed Forces of France

28 September 2023 - 18:17

Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with Minister of the Armed Forces of France

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with French Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu, who is visiting our country.

The Head of State acknowledged France's comprehensive assistance to Ukraine. He highly appreciated President Emmanuel Macron's personal role in supporting international initiatives of our state and decisions to strengthen Ukrainian defense forces.

"I want to express my special thanks to French President Macron for the fact that all our agreements have yielded a powerful result in strengthening the Ukrainian army," Zelenskyy said.

During the meeting, further steps to enhance Ukraine's defense capabilities with the support of France were discussed in detail, including the possibility of initiating joint production of certain types of weapons.

The Head of State noted the effectiveness of military assistance provided by France, in particular the SAMP/T anti-aircraft missile systems, Caesar self-propelled artillery systems and SCALP-EG long-range missiles.

Special attention was given to strengthening Ukraine's air defense, especially crucial in the lead-up to the winter period.

Zelenskyy also awarded Lecornu the Order of Merit of II class, for his significant personal contribution to strengthening intergovernmental cooperation, support of Ukraine's state sovereignty and territorial integrity.