Zelensky confirmed that he had arrived in Paris.
A number of French media reported on a possible visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to France tonight. The Elysee Palace confirmed that France is expecting a visit from the Ukrainian leader.
According to Le Figaro, the French presidential administration announced in a press release that a meeting of the presidents is expected, during which Macron and Zelensky will discuss the support France continues to provide to Ukraine in response to “urgent military and humanitarian needs.”
In addition, the conversation of the leaders will touch upon the ways of a peaceful settlement of the war in Ukraine.
The two presidents will also be able to discuss the long-term prospects for restoring peace in Europe, in particular on the basis of the peace plan proposed by President Zelensky, which France supports.
Updated (22:20): President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed his visit to France on Telegram.
“Paris. With each visit, Ukraine’s defense and offensive capabilities are increasing. Ties with Europe are growing stronger, and pressure on Russia is growing. I will meet with my friend Emmanuel. We will discuss the most important points of bilateral relations,” he wrote.
Zelensky’s visit to Europe – what you need to know
On Saturday, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky paid an official visit to Italy. Here he met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister George Maloney. On Saturday afternoon, he made a visit to the Vatican, where he met with Pope Francis.
On the evening of May 13, Zelensky arrived in Germany. Here on Sunday he had meetings with German President and Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Olaf Scholz. In addition, Zelensky was awarded the Charlemagne International Prize in Aachen, Germany.
On Sunday afternoon, it was reported that the president would also make a short visit to France, during which he would meet with his French counterpart Macron. If the visit takes place, it will be Volodymyr Zelensky’s second trip to France since the start of a full-scale war.