Macron Answers Question on Supply of Fighter Jets to Ukraine

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron commented on the possibility of supplying Ukraine with combat aircraft.

When asked whether combat aircraft would be supplied, the French president said: "No, I didn't talk about planes; I talked about missiles, and I talked about [military – ed.] exercises," Macron said in an interview with TF1.

In the same interview, Macron said that after meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, he "opened the door" for training pilots from Ukraine, without specifying details.

In March, it was reported that Ukrainian pilots were being trained in France in the operation of air defence systems as well as survival in the event of ejection on enemy terrain.

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