Paris announces arms supplies to Kiev after Macron’s talk with Lukashenka

The French authorities announced their intention to supply additional weapons to Ukraine The authorities also promise to tighten sanctions against Russia. The conversation between Lukashenko and Macron took place on Saturday, during which the President of Belarus expressed his readiness to accept peace talks between Russia and Ukraine in the republic

France will supply Ukraine with additional military equipment and tighten sanctions against Russia, the Elysee Palace said, AFP reports.

This was announced after a telephone conversation between the Presidents of France and Belarus Emmanuel Macron and Alexander Lukashenko.

The conversation lasted more than an hour, the Belarusian side reported about it. The President of the Republic expressed his readiness to host peace talks between Russia and Ukraine on its territory “at any time, in any place,” the BelTA state agency wrote. Macron's office did not report on the talks.

On Saturday, Germany announced its intention to send 1,000 anti-tank missiles and 500 Stingers to Ukraine. Prior to this, the German authorities opposed the supply of weapons to Kiev.

From February 24, a Russian military operation has been underway in Ukraine with the aim of “demilitarization and denazification” country. The Russian Defense Ministry emphasizes that they deliver pinpoint strikes only on military infrastructure facilities. The Russian authorities say that there is no talk of the occupation of Ukraine.

In Kyiv, Moscow's actions were considered the outbreak of war, President Vladimir Zelensky announced the severance of diplomatic relations. Martial law is in force in Ukraine.

The military operation was harshly condemned by Western countries. The United States, Great Britain and the European Union, after the start of the military operation, announced sanctions against various sectors of the Russian economy. The EU has imposed personal sanctions against President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev and other officials. Following Brussels, London announced restrictions on Putin and Lavrov.


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