Emmanuel Macron to Organize Aid Conference for Kyiv in Paris this Monday

Emmanuel Macron to Organize Aid Conference for Kyiv in Paris this Monday

Last Thursday, the Élysée announced that Emmanuel Macron will host a conference in Paris on Monday to provide aid to Ukraine. This comes less than a week after Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to Paris for the signing of a security agreement between France and Ukraine. The conference will gather numerous heads of state and government representatives to discuss supporting Ukraine.

The meeting will explore ways to strengthen the collaborative efforts of partner countries in their support for Ukraine. Polish President Andrzej Duda confirmed his attendance after being invited by Macron, along with various other European leaders, to discuss new proposals for providing assistance to Ukraine.

On the second anniversary of Moscow’s large-scale attack, which falls on February 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged that Ukraine is in an “extremely difficult” position. The Ukrainian army is struggling against multiple Russian assaults, exacerbated by a shortage of ammunition and the halt of American aid due to opposition from President Joe Biden’s Republican rivals in Congress.

VIDEO. Ukraine is in a “difficult situation” two years after the start of the invasion, due to a lack of ammunition, equipment, and manpower.

In light of these events, Emmanuel Macron appealed to Europeans for a “collective start” during the signing of a bilateral security agreement with President Zelensky on February 16 in Paris.