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Macron delays Ukraine visit, aiming to bring 'tangible results,' Politico

Macron delays Ukraine visit, aiming to bring 'tangible results,' Politico President of France Emmanuel Macron (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

French President Emmanuel Macron continues to postpone his visit to Ukraine as he aims to arrive with tangible results to aid our country, according to Politico.

Macron's visit to Ukraine has been postponed several times, initially planned for February and then rescheduled for mid-March.

In a statement released by the Élysée Palace on Sunday, March 10, it was mentioned that the visit would take place "in the next few weeks," clarifying that it was not related to security issues.

An unnamed French diplomat told the news agency that the reason for these postponements is Macron's desire to take time for discussions with allies "to visit Ukraine with tangible results."

"A bit of time is needed to [conclude] the different coalitions and their operational commitments with our partners," the diplomat said.

Recently, reports emerged in the media that France was assembling an alliance of countries willing to send Western troops to Ukraine.


Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron suggested that Western countries could deploy their troops to Ukraine. However, he clarified that there was no consensus on this issue.

He also emphasized that Europe should not be "cowards" in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine, statements that sparked disagreements between France and some European countries, including Germany.

For more details on this, read the material on RBC-Ukraine.