French President Emmanuel Macron and his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky have focused on the prospects of the negotiations seeking to resolve the Ukraine conflict in the long term, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Saturday after the two president’s phone conversation.
The two presidents "touched upon the prospects for the talks meant to ensure a lasting settlement of the conflict and the restoration of security" in Europe, the statement says.
"In this context, the French president reminded of his commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and his willingness to facilitate an agreement stipulating security guarantees for Ukraine," the Elysee Palace said.
Emmanuel Macron has expressed concern over the situation in Mariupol and the ongoing fire in Ukraine. He promised to increase military and humanitarian assistance to Kyiv, as well as to assist in gathering evidence of war crimes. The Elysee Palace reminded that France has already sent more than 615 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
“Continued dialogue with Emmanuel Macron. Discussed defense cooperation, interaction on Ukraine’s path to EU membership. Grateful for France humanitarian aid, readiness to treat Ukrainian defenders, decision to continue the work of France’s mission to assist in the investigation of RF’s crimes,” Zelensky tweeted.