Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron thanked him for the breakthrough decision to provide light tanks and further strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities, including with advanced air defense systems.
The head of state said this on his Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports.
"In a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron I thanked him for the breakthrough decision to provide light tanks and further strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities. In particular, with advanced air defense systems. We also discussed diplomatic steps to end the war," Zelensky said.
He particularly emphasized that athletes from Russia should have no place at the Olympic Games in Paris.
Earlier reports said that France does not rule out providing Leclerc tanks to Ukraine in the future, but will coordinate this issue with its allies.
Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine