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Official speeches and statements - May 3, 2022

Publié le May 3, 2022

1. Ukraine - Telephone conversation between Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, and Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris - April 30, 2022)

The French President spoke on the telephone to Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, today, Saturday, April 30, 2022.

President Macron reaffirmed to President Zelenskyy his desire to work actively during his second mandate to restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, while still maintaining close coordination with his European partners and allies.

The President reiterated his deep concern over the continued Russian bombing of Ukrainian towns and cities, particularly in Kyiv on Thursday during the visits by the United Nations Secretary-General and Bulgarian Prime Minister. He expressed his particular concern over the intolerable situation in Mariupol, despite his repeated appeals to the Russian President to comply with international humanitarian law.

President Zelenskyy thanked France for its deliveries of significant military materiel, which are contributing to the Ukrainian resistance. President Macron said this support will continue to be stepped up, as will the humanitarian assistance France is providing, with more than 615 tonnes of equipment now having been delivered, including medical equipment, generators for hospitals, food aid, shelter assistance and emergency vehicles. He added that at the Ukrainian authorities’ request, the French expert mission helping gather evidence to fight impunity and enable international courts to work on crimes committed as part of Russia’s aggression will continue.

The progress of negotiations to bring about a lasting solution to the conflict and a return to security on the European continent was also discussed. In this regard, President Macron reiterated his commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and France’s willingness to contribute to an agreement providing security guarantees for Ukraine.