Macron confirms restrictions on sending aircraft and tanks to Ukraine

Macron confirms restrictions on sending aircraft and tanks to Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron says that Western countries have the agreement not to provide Ukraine with certain categories of weapons, including assault aircraft and tanks, to avoid involvement in the war with Russia.

"You are talking about an informal agreement, but it is almost an official position of NATO partners. We help Ukraine defend itself, but we do not enter the war against Russia. Therefore, it was agreed not to supply certain weapons, such as assault aircraft or tanks, and President Zelensky is aware of this agreement," Macron told Ukrainian journalists on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to Macron, France helps Ukraine mainly with ammunition and "certain categories of weapons", armored vehicles, and has also provided 12 Caesar howitzers.

"But President Zelensky asked for more, and in the near future six more will be added to these 12," the French president promised.

As reported, on June 16, President of France Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi, and President of Romania Klaus Iohannis arrived in Ukraine.

Photo credit: President's Office


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