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Macron postpones visit to Ukraine for security reasons

Feb 12, 2024

For security reasons, French President Emmanuel Macron postponed his visit to Ukraine, which was scheduled for February 13-14. The Ukrainian embassy says that work with the French side on organizing the visit continues.


The visit was canceled by Voice of Europe, citing Challenges, Ukrinform reports.

According to expectations, during Macron's visit to Ukraine, scheduled for February 13 and 14, the French leader could announce the signing of a bilateral agreement on security guarantees.

The Ukrainian embassy in France told Ukrinform that the dates of Macron's visit to Ukraine have not been officially set: "And the beginning of February was just one of several other options that are currently on the table."

The Ukrainian embassy emphasized that it continues to "work closely with French partners to successfully organize such a visit to Ukraine shortly."

Thus, they informed, the two presidents had a regular conversation the day before, during which they discussed all relevant aspects of bilateral cooperation.

The France-Ukraine Business Council of Medef International, which was organizing a "special mission" to Ukraine, also postponed its visit to Kyiv.

Macron was supposed to visit Odesa and announce the creation of a fund of 200 million euros, which will be paid as donations to public projects implemented by small and medium-sized French businesses, the article says.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 12/02/2024

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