| 1 February 2023, Wednesday |

France wants Ukraine victory that establishes total territorial integrity

France seeks a military victory in Ukraine against Russia that restores the country’s territorial integrity, including Crimea, which Russia took in 2014, according to a French diplomatic source.

The source added it was up to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to define what a military victory could be.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kiyv on Thursday on a joint trip to show their backing for Ukraine as it struggles to withstand a Russian assault.

  • Reuters