Macron announced that France would train Ukrainian pilots
PARIS (Reuters) – France will begin training Ukrainian pilots and continue to help Kiev forces prepare for their counteroffensive to repel the invading Russian army, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.
“We have opened the door to train pilots”, announced the president during an interview on TF1, specifying that this training could start “immediately”, but that France has for the time being refused to provide fighters to Ukraine. is not intended.
“We have also decided, and now above all, to build up with Ukrainians in the east of the country, elements to train their troops, to train battalions that will lead counter-attacks and vehicles.” Will be in charge of protesting and repairing trucks”, continued the head of state.
Emmanuel Macron said France would also deliver other equipment, including missiles, allowing Ukraine to launch its own retaliation.
(Written by Kate Enstringer, edited by Tangi Salon)