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France to release 300 million euros for Ukraine

France to release 300 million euros for Ukraine

France will release aid of 300 million euros for Ukraine, which has been facing an attack from Russia since February 24, the French Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

The head of French diplomacy Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed, during an interview with his counterpart Dmytro Kouleba, “the release in the coming days of a financial assistance envelope of 300 million euros, in accordance with the ‘commitment made’ by President Emmanuel Macron to his counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

Massive NATO support

France is also delivering defense equipment and fuel support to Ukrainian forces. Ukraine enjoys massive support from the United States and other NATO member countries. Washington thus announced a military envelope of one billion dollars in one week.

Jean-Yves Le Drian also pledged to “continue the efforts (of France) at European level to increase the cost for Russia of the continuation of its military operations”, added the ministry. He also mentioned “the importance of the discussions undertaken under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concerning the security and safety of civil nuclear installations in Ukraine”.

Generators and emergency equipment

Ukraine has accused the Russian army of having twice cut the power supply to the Chernobyl nuclear site and of having exploded munitions near a reactor in Zaporozhye, two power plants being under Moscow control. The former Chernobyl power plant, the scene of the most serious civilian nuclear disaster in 1986, still needs energy to ensure the safety of the fuel assemblies stored on site.

During an exchange with his Moldovan counterpart Nicu Popescu, Jean-Yves Le Drian also mentioned the reception in France “in the coming days” of Ukrainians currently taking refuge in Moldova.

He also announced the dispatch “in the coming days of 17 high-capacity generators intended to strengthen the electrical resilience of the Moldovan health system”. France will also provide 37 tonnes of emergency equipment and nearly 10,000 hygiene kits to Moldova, which is facing a wave of Ukrainian refugees.

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