HomeWorldBrigade from Mikron. ...

Brigade from Mikron. Zelensky in Normandy

Image: Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to build a “French brigade” of soldiers in Ukraine.

On Thursday, June 6, world leaders gathered in France for celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, one of the key operations of World War II. The Ukrainian delegation led by President Vladimir Zelensky was also present at the event. The topic of the war in Ukraine has become one of the central ones in this forum.

Duties of the President

This year, official Paris did not invite Russia to commemorative events. But the Ukrainian president is expected to hold several important meetings on the sidelines of official events for the 80th anniversary in Normandy. Zelensky said he will hold important events and meetings to strengthen Ukraine. He called it a special event to participate in ceremonial events that commemorate courage and determination for the sake of freedom and democracy.

It is expected that during his visit to France, Zelensky will have a bilateral meeting with Emmanuel Macron. At this meeting, the latter could officially announce the plans of Paris to place French instructors in Ukraine.

The day before, the White House reported that during the celebration in France, President Joe Biden will also meet with his Ukrainian counterpart.

Ukraine remembered

Zelensky and first lady Elena Zelenskaya were greeted with applause at a commemorative event at the Omaha Beach beachhead area.

Macron, in his speech, addressing veterans and world leaders, noted Zelensky’s presence at the ceremony. “When we see war return to our continent, when we see people questioning the values ​​we fought for, when we see those who want to change borders by force, rewrite history – let’s stand up have dignity and be equal to the people who arrived here… President of Ukraine, your presence here shows us this very convincingly,” he said.

Macron also promised that France and its allies would continue to support Ukraine.

Joe Biden also drew parallels with Ukraine in his speech. He noted that the dark forces that the Allies fought against 80 years ago have not disappeared. The struggle between dictatorship and freedom is not over. According to Biden, Ukraine remains a prime example of this, because a tyrant is trying to conquer, but the Ukrainians are not backing down. “We will not back down,” Biden assured.

French brigade

Macron said he wants to build a “French brigade” of soldiers in Ukraine. According to the president, the task is to train 4,500 Ukrainian soldiers, equip them, “teach them to defend their land” and form a “French brigade.”

However, so far there is no talk of sending French soldiers to Ukraine.

“The Ukrainian President and Minister of Defense called on all allies to train soldiers faster. We have to ask ourselves if this is a factor for the increase. The answer is no,” Macron said.

Source: korrespondent

- A word from our sponsors -

Most Popular


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

- A word from our sponsors -

Read Now

Crowd gathers in front of the HYBE building after BTS’ Jin is discharged from the military

Jin, from BTS, was discharged from the army this Wednesday, the 12th, and as a result, several fans personally supported the idol; look!Upon being discharged from military service after 18 months of enlistment, this Wednesday, 12th, Jin, from BTS, was welcomed at the HYBE building by...

5 best moments from Jin’s first live after military discharge

The first live broadcast of Jin, from BTS, took place this Wednesday, 12th, shortly after the idol left the Armed ForcesJin, from BTS, is finally discharged from the army! The idol returned home last Tuesday night, the 11th, (Wednesday morning, the 12th, South Korean time due...

On social media, fans react to Jin, from BTS, being discharged from the military

With Jin's military discharge, thousands of BTS fans around the world made a point of celebrating the artist's return through social mediaLast Tuesday night, the 11th, (Wednesday morning in South Korean time due to the time difference), Jinwas officially discharged from the South Korean army, after completing...

“Mad About You” and what we need to learn about relationships

How a series from the 90s can serve to build gay self-esteem and teach the secret of relationships for twoBy Hélio FilhoI wish I had understood “Mad About You” the first time I watched it, dubbed on Globo and Bandeirantes back in the 90s. So much nonsense...

BTS’s Jin sends emotional message to fans after military discharge

After 18 months of enlistment, Jin's military discharge from BTS officially took place this Wednesday, 12After a year and a half of military enlistment, Jin, from BTS, has been officially relieved of his duties as an active soldier in the South Korean Armed Forces. The idol...