Zelensky due in Paris later on Wednesday: France

AFP , Wednesday 8 Feb 2023

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky was expected to travel to Paris on Wednesday evening, the French presidency said, following his visit to the United Kingdom.

Zelensky arriving in UK
This handout photograph released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service on February 8, 2023 shows Britain s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (R) welcoming Ukraine s President Volodymyr Zelensky (L), at the London Stansted Airport. AFP

France's leader Emmanuel Macron will host his counterpart in the evening, the presidency said, without providing further details.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is also expected to be in Paris to meet Zelensky with Macron, Scholz's spokesman said.

EU officials are then hoping he will head to Brussels on Thursday to meet European leaders in a largely symbolic but nevertheless keenly anticipated visit after months of European support for Ukraine.

Zelensky's European trip is the first such visit since Russia invaded his country almost a year ago, on February 24, 2022.

In December, the Ukrainian president received a hero's welcome when he travelled to the United States, which has supplied the most military aid to Kyiv as a single country since the start of the war.

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