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French parliament backs security commitments for Ukraine

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Author: Daria Shekina

The French National Assembly (lower house of parliament) has endorsed the French strategy to support Ukraine and the recently signed security agreement, reports Le Figaro.

French deputies held a symbolic vote on Prime Minister Gabriel Attal's statement on the strategy of assistance to Ukraine and security commitments.

During his speech, Attal noted that France does not fundamentally reject any options for assisting Ukraine.

"We do not impose any restrictions on ourselves vis-à-vis Russia, which does not impose any. To refrain means to shirk responsibility," emphasized the Prime Minister.

The head of government also recalled the agreement on security commitments for Ukraine, signed by French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He noted that the document is "part of a collective approach" to assisting our country.

Then debates and voting on Attal's statement took place in the National Assembly. After the Prime Minister's speech, the agreement to support Ukraine was supported by a majority of deputies - 372 votes "for" and 99 "against."


During his visit to Europe in February of this year, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an agreement on security commitments for Ukraine.

It will be valid for 10 years or until Ukraine joins the North Atlantic Alliance.

Later, French media reported that debates and voting would take place in the French parliament on the bilateral agreement on security commitments with Ukraine.

It has a symbolic character, as ratification was not planned.