Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about the latest developments in Ukraine’s conflict, specifically in Mariupol.
Has tension been forgotten? Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky talked on the phone for the second time in a few hours on Thursday evening. A discussion in which, unlike Joe Biden, the French president refused to discuss the genocide in Ukraine, which the Ukrainian president described as “hurtful.”
According to the Elysée, Emmanuel Macron “reaffirmed France’s support and solidarity in the face of the appalling crimes committed against the Ukrainian civilian populations” during the 45-minute discussion, which focused on the most recent developments in Mariupol in particular.
Later, on Twitter, the French president recalled that “24 fire engines and ambulances, as well as 50 tons of relief equipment,” would be sent to Ukraine on Friday.
In the meantime, Volodymyr Zelensky thanked his French counterpart for the “latest developments in the negotiations between Ukrainians and Russians,” which amounted to around 100 million euros.
On the question of whether or not to use the term genocide, however, no word hаs come through. However, Volodymyr Zelensky expressed grаtitude for “Frаnce’s strong support” in а Twitter messаge. For the time being, the tension between the two men аppeаrs to hаve fаded.