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International leaders discuss support for Ukraine in Paris

27.02.2024 10:00
French President Emmanuel Macron has hosted a major meeting of world leaders, focused on bolstering support for Kyiv.
Andrzej Duda and Emmanuel Macron meet in Paris on Monday.
Andrzej Duda and Emmanuel Macron meet in Paris on Monday.Photo: EPA/YOAN VALAT

Among the attendees in Paris on Tuesday were prominent figures from Europe, Canada, and the United States, indicating a global commitment to Ukraine's cause, and demonstrating a unified approach to supporting Ukraine in its ongoing defense against Russian aggression.

Polish President Andrzej Duda highlighted the importance of increasing ammunition supplies to Ukraine as a critical form of support.

"I hope that in the near future, we will be able to prepare significant ammunition deliveries for Ukraine, as this is what is most needed," Duda stated after the discussions, stressing the urgent need to meet Ukraine's requests.

Discussions also covered mine clearance and training for border defense, particularly along the Belarus border, reflecting a comprehensive approach to assisting Ukraine in various capacities beyond direct combat support, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

Duda also mentioned industrial cooperation with Ukraine, especially in the missile industry, suggesting that Western technologies could modernize Ukraine's production capabilities.

"Ukraine has its missile production, but transferring modern technologies owned by Western countries, primarily NATO members, could modernize Ukrainian production," Duda said.

The meeting was a gathering of significant international figures that highlighted the broad base of support for Ukraine, according to the PAP news agency.

Beyond Macron and Duda, participants included the presidents of Finland, Romania and Lithuania, the chancellors of Germany and Austria, the prime ministers of Slovakia, the Netherlands, Estonia, the Czech Republic and Spain, as well as the UK's foreign secretary.

Representing the United States was the Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, James O'Brien, with Canada's Defense Minister Bill Blair also in attendance.


Source: PAP, IAR