French Armed Forces Delegation Visits Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
French Armed Forces Delegation Visits Ukraine

On May 22, a delegation from the armed forces of the French Republic, led by General Thierry Burkhard, Chief of the Joint Staff of the French Army, paid an official visit to Ukraine

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the visit on Facebook.

Key Points Discussed:

  1. Operational Situation at the Front: The French delegation was briefed on the current operational situation at the front lines and the challenges faced by Ukrainian forces.

  2. Violations of Warfare Rules: Detailed accounts were provided regarding the enemy's violations of the rules of warfare and crimes against humanity committed during the conflict.

  3. Military Assistance: Discussions focused on the use and effectiveness of weapons and equipment supplied by France. The dialogue also covered the prospects for further military aid, particularly in strengthening Ukraine's air defense.

  4. Defense Capability Improvement: The parties explored ways to further enhance Ukraine's defense capabilities through continued cooperation and support.

Expressions of Gratitude:

Major General Anatoliy Bargylevych, Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, expressed deep gratitude to his French counterpart. He thanked General Burkhard for the substantial military and technical assistance provided by France and acknowledged the crucial training of Ukrainian servicemen both in France and as part of the "European Union Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine".

The visit underscores the ongoing military cooperation between Ukraine and France and highlights France's commitment to supporting Ukraine amidst ongoing conflict.

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