The Ukrainian president set foot in Paris on Wednesday evening. After starting a tour of Europe with a trip to London, where he met Rishi Sunak and King Charles III, Volodymyr Zelensky headed for France. Arrived shortly before 10 p.m. at Orly on an official UK government plane, the Head of State, in his traditional khaki dress, was received with honors, on the red carpet and with the Republican Guard.
It was Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of the Armed Forces, who welcomed the Ukrainian president at the foot of the plane before Zelensky took the direction of the Élysée. A dinner is then organized by Emmanuel Macron, in the presence of Olaf Scholz, the German Chancellor. Thursday, the European tour of the Ukrainian president passes through Brussels, where he will be received on the occasion of a summit of the 27.