LIVE – War in Ukraine: Macron considers it impossible to deliver planes “in the coming weeks”

Planes: for Macron, "there are other priorities"


Emmanuel Macron affirmed on the night of Thursday to Friday that fighter planes claimed by Ukraine could “in no case” be delivered “in the coming weeks”, ensuring that he favored “more useful” and “faster” weapons. “.

“I exclude absolutely nothing,” assured the French president to the press about deliveries of combat aircraft. But “it does not correspond to the needs today”, he estimated, after a European summit in Brussels in the presence of his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

Planes: for Macron, “there are other priorities”Source : TF1 News


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will speak today during a videoconference bringing together sports ministers from several countries on the presence of Russian athletes at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, according to the PA agency.

The Ukrainian leader, who will speak at the opening of this conference organized by London, has repeatedly called for the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian athletes from the next Olympic Games, calling again this week to “protect the Olympic charter”.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nearly a year ago, Russian and Belarusian athletes have been barred from most international competitions, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been working for weeks to ensure they can participate in the 2024 Olympics under a neutral banner.


Emmanuel Macron did not rule out withdrawing the Legion of Honor awarded by his predecessor Jacques Chirac to Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2006, while explaining that he wanted to choose “the right time to do it”. The Head of State presented Wednesday evening to Volodymyr Zelensky, passing through Paris during his second trip outside Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor. This is the highest distinction that a French president can award to a counterpart.

Asked by the press after a European summit in Brussels on the night of Thursday to Friday, he explained that this distinction was “an element of justice and recognition of our country” with regard to the Ukrainian president.

But the informal ceremony to award the Legion of Honor to Volodymyr Zelensky at the Élysée, of which Emmanuel Macron had tweeted a video, has revived the demands of those who demand that France withdraw this distinction from Vladimir Putin. Referring to a “symbolic but important question”, President Macron said: “I do not forbid myself anything (…) but it is not a decision that I made today”.

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