Zelensky to visit Paris on Wednesday evening

AFP - [email protected] • 8 Feb, 2023 Updated Wed 8 Feb 2023 15:26 CEST
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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected in Paris on Wednesday evening after his trip to the UK. Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky was expected in Paris on Wednesday evening, the French presidency said, after his visit to the United Kingdom.


EU officials are then hoping he will head to Brussels on Thursday to meet European leaders in a largely symbolic but nevertheless keenly anticipated visit after months of European support for Ukraine

France's leader Emmanuel Macron will host his counterpart in the evening, the presidency said, without providing further details. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is also expected to be in Paris to meet Zelensky with Macron, Scholz's spokesman said.

Zelensky had travelled to the UK on Wednesday where he addressed the parliament.


His European trip is the first such visit since Russia invaded his country almost a year ago, on February 24th, 2022.

In December, the Ukrainian president received a hero's welcome when he travelled to the United States, which has supplied the most military aid to Kyiv as a single country since the start of the war.



AFP 2023/02/08 15:26

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