Russia-Ukraine crisis

France promises to increase military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine

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France promises to increase military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news conference at a metro station, as Russiau2019s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 23, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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President Emmanuel Macron promises this during a phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy

PARIS, France – President Emmanuel Macron said France would step up military and humanitarian support to Ukraine during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday, April 30, Paris said.

Macron reiterated his “strong concern” over Russia’s bombing of Ukrainian cities and the “unbearable situation” in the southeastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, the French presidency added in its statement.

Russia denies targeting civilians in what it calls it “special military operation” in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s military said Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region on Saturday but failed to capture three target areas, while Moscow said Western sanctions on Russia and arms shipments to Ukraine were impeding peace negotiations.

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