France determined to see political solution in Ukraine

Ukraine – Meeting between M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, and his Ukrainian counterpart, Mr Volodymyr Zelensky – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 17 April 2021

The French President hosted a meeting on Friday 16 April with his Ukrainian counterpart, Mr Volodymyr Zelensky. He reiterated to him France’s commitment to Ukraine’s unity and sovereignty and the importance he attaches to developing bilateral relations in every field.

Noting the difficulty of reaching an agreement on the Donbas and the risks of a military escalation, the Head of State expressed his determination to ensure that the Minsk agreements are fully complied with and that a lasting political solution is found to the conflict.

The French President and President Zelensky also spoke via video conference to the German Chancellor, Ms Angela Merkel. Together they noted that the conclusions of the Paris summit held on 9 December 2019 remain fully relevant and require Russia to engage with Ukraine to facilitate their implementation. The French President will soon speak to President Putin./.

Published on 19/04/2021

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