"This is a means of putting pressure on Putin." Macron confirms in Davos that France plans to sign security agreement with Ukraine
French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that his country plans to sign a security agreement with Ukraine, as the UK has done before. Currently, work on this document is nearing completion.
Macron said this on Wednesday, January 17, during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. He emphasized that the signing of a security agreement between France and Ukraine would be a means of putting pressure on Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
The same applies to bilateral security guarantees for Ukraine provided by other Western allies.
"Prime Minister Sunak has already traveled a few days ago and signed such an agreement. We are finalizing the same agreement with Ukraine," Macron said.
He added that there is strong coordination between Ukraine and NATO member states. That's why, the president said, the idea came up to sign bilateral agreements with some key members of the Alliance that would provide security and not depend on Ukraine's accession to NATO.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- Emmanuel Macron said that he would visit Ukraine in February - the exact date is still unknown. In Kyiv, he will sign a bilateral agreement on security guarantees similar to the one that Ukraine has signed with the UK.
- Macron also said that France would provide Ukraine with 40 more SCALP missiles and hundreds of bombs.