President Emmanuel Macron assured his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday that he would support his peace plan “at the international level” during a phone call between the two heads of state.
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Mr. Macron “reaffirmed his commitment to the 10-point peace plan proposed by President Zelenskyy and assured him that he would support this initiative at the international level at the next diplomatic events,” according to the Elysee.
They “also referred to the reminder (on Friday at the annual Munich Security Conference) to European and NATO partners of the need to increase and accelerate military support to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.”
For his part. Mr Zelensky tweeted that he praised “the continuation of a friendly dialogue” with Mr Macron and confirmed that both had spoken of “the implementation of the peace plan”.
“I thank the President for his understanding of our needs and for this common feeling that we must defend ourselves against Russian aggression without losing an opportunity and without wasting a week,” Zelenskyy added in his evening message.
This exchange came after the interview the French President granted to the Journal du Dimanche, Le Figaro and France Inter, in which he reiterated that he wanted to “defeat” Moscow against Ukraine, while warning those who “especially Russia wanted to destroy”.