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EU and NATO should provide more active aid to Ukraine - PM of France

EU and NATO should provide more active aid to Ukraine - PM of France Prime Minister of France, Gabriel Attal (photo: Getty Images)

France, along with EU countries and NATO, is doing everything possible to help Ukraine repel aggression, but it is important to provide more active aid. Russia must not be allowed to win this war, as the next victims will be EU countries, states French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal.

He confirmed the statement of the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, that Europe is on the brink of a new war and emphasized that France will assist Kyiv as if Ukraine is defeated, the war will spread to all other EU countries.

"We are seeing the return of war on the European continent. Two years ago, when the war began and the Russian aggression began, many people thought that Ukraine could not resist. And since two years, we've seen Ukraine resisting and Ukraine is resisting because Ukrainians are very brave, the president is very brave. But also because we support them, as France and as European Union," Attal said.

He reminded that France has allocated 7 billion euros for military aid to Ukraine and announced the continuation of this assistance to resist Russia. According to him, the EU understands the complexity and threat of the situation, as, in the event of Ukraine's defeat, the next targets of the Kremlin will be EU countries, including Poland.

The head of the French government also reminded that currently, the entire Russian economy is geared towards war. Therefore, in his opinion, France, the EU, and Canada are providing support to Ukraine, which is crucial.

"We need to do more. We need to do even more. That's why we have a very important meeting with leaders from all over the world, and Canada was represented at this meeting. The NATO Summit in July in Washington will also be very important to keep on increasing our support for Ukraine because Russia can't win this war," Attal said.

EU aid to Ukraine

In February, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that without military assistance from the US, Ukraine would lose many people on the front lines. The armed forces will not achieve new successes on the battlefield and will be forced to retreat.

Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk said that today is the most critical moment in history since World War II. The next two years will be decisive.

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Europe to find new financial solutions for Ukraine, as the US has so far delayed the promised aid package.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell noted that the EU's aid to Ukraine is not excessive but very important. In his opinion, if Ukraine capitulates to Russia, future generations of Europeans will pay the price.

Recently, Britain and France agreed to increase military aid to Ukraine and discussed the priorities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for the coming months.