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VIDEO. Zelensky's speech to the Assembly: what is at stake for kyiv and Paris ?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will deliver a speech to the National Assembly this Friday, June 7. Before meeting with Emmanuel Macron to determine the “needs of Ukraine" and to conclude two aid agreements for an amount of 650 million euros.

After having attended the to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Landing of June 6, 1944 in Normandy, Volodymyr Zelensky  will deliver this Friday, June 7, a speech in the hemicycle of the National Assembly and will address the French deputies. ccedil;ais. A welcome speech will be given. &agrav; 9:45 a.m. by the President of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet, before the Ukrainian President speaks around 9:50 a.m. for around twenty minutes.

"Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the National Assembly has stood alongside the Ukrainian people. On March 23, 2022, less than a month after the invasion, President Zelensky addressed French deputies by videoconference. On January 31, 2023, Ruslan Stefanchuk, President of the Ukrainian RADA, also spoke to the national representation (…) In line with his mobilization so far, the # 39;National Assembly will welcome the President of the Republic of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr ZELENSKY, for a speech in the hemicycle on Friday, June 7 at 9:45 a.m. indicates the National Assembly in a press release.

Two agreements, 650 million euros in loans and donations to kyiv

Volodymyr Zelensky will then be received by Emmanuel Macron this Friday to discuss the "needs of Ukraine" face &agrav; Russia, announced Tuesday the French presidency. The opportunity "to reaffirm the determination of France " continue to provide, over the long term and with all of its partners, unfailing support to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people" specifies the Elysée. The President of the Republic should make new announcements ahead of time. the occasion of the visit of his Ukrainian counterpart à Paris. The sending of French soldiers and military instructors to Ukraine is not excluded.

"At the end of the afternoon", the two men are expected to sign two agreements " l'Elys&eac;e, with à the key, 650 million euros in loans and donations to Ukraine, particularly for the energy, transport, water, health and other sectors. and agriculture. "As Russian strikes continue to intensify on the front and on energy infrastructure, the two presidents will discuss the situation on the terrain as well as the needs of Ukraine, in the continuation of the Support Conference Ukraine which was held at l'Elysée on February 26", indicates the press release. From the palace. The first agreement should make it possible to provide the French Development Agency with forecast funds of 400 million euros in advance. ecirc;ts and 50 million donations until 2027" to expand its activities in Ukraine. The second will be intended for &agrav; the establishment of a "support fund" for critical infrastructures, to accompany and support projects involving companies with a French share in Ukraine (200 million euros).

Fighter planes, training… Macron announces "new cooperation" with Ukraine

During the 8 p.m. news on TF1 and France 2, this Thursday, Emmanuel Macron announcedé a "new cooperation" with Ukraine and the sale of Mirage 2,000-5 fighter planes 'years'year".  "The Mirage 2 000-5 will allow à Ukraine to protect its soil and airspace" explained the President of the Republic. A training program for Ukrainian pilots will also be set up by Paris. They will be trained "starting this ésummer" on French territory. According to the head of state, it takes between five and six laws to master the handling of this combat aircraft. However, Emmanuel Macron indicatedé not being able to be "definitive" on the number of aircraft that will be put into service disposition of kyiv. "We are building a coalition with other partners" we could hear. "We propose to train 4 500 Ukrainian soldiers" he also reported.


Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116