During a telephone conversation on Saturday, Emmanuel Macron discussed with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky “the diplomatic efforts to be made to organize a summit on peace”. The Head of State “reiterated his support for Ukraine to put an end to Russian aggression”, indicated the French presidency.
French President Emmanuel Macron discussed with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky “the diplomatic efforts to be made to organize a summit on peace”, during a telephone conversation on Saturday. The two heads of state made “an update on the military situation in Ukraine” and Emmanuel Macron “reiterated his support for Ukraine to put an end to Russian aggression”, indicated the French presidency in a press release.
A one hour discussion
For his part, Volodymyr Zelensky clarified on Telegram that he and his counterpart had considered “the next steps to implement” his ten-point peace plan. “We have coordinated actions for upcoming international events,” he added.
“We discussed in detail for an hour. We talked about the situation on the front line, our political cooperation, and how to move forward with the implementation of Ukraine’s peace project. I thank France for his constant support”, added Volodymyr Zelensky during his daily message to his fellow citizens. The two men also discussed “the worrying situation at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant occupied by the Russian armed forces” since March 2022, Paris said.
A few days after Grossi’s visit to Ukraine
This exchange comes a few days after the visit to Ukraine by Rafael Grossi, director of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), “with whom President Macron will meet soon”, according to the Elysée, which indicates that Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky underlined “the importance of supporting the action of the IAEA on the spot”.
Rafael Grossi went to the Zaporijjia power plant on Wednesday, in search of a solution acceptable to kyiv and Moscow to secure the site in southeastern Ukraine. The director of the IAEA, who spent a few hours there before returning to the territories under Ukrainian control, wants to work on “principles” capable of minimizing the risk of a nuclear “catastrophe”.
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