Ukraine to Receive Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets from France, Macron Confirms

By Madz Dizon

Jun 08, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

Ukraine to Receive Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets from France, Macron Confirms
French Mirage 2000 fighter jets flying over Estonia, on March 30, 2022.
(Photo : DIDIER LAURAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky expressed his optimism on Friday about the prospect of seeing French-supplied warplanes in Ukrainian skies in the near future. 

This comes after President Emmanuel Macron announced France's plans to provide Mirage 2000- fighter jets to Ukraine.

Zelensky Urges Swift Action from Western Allies

Zelensky has consistently voiced his impatience with the prolonged decision-making process of Western allies regarding military support for Ukraine in its conflict against Russian invasion forces.

Macron also drew a connection to D-Day, assuring that Europe would remain steadfast in its support for Ukraine. 

According to Fox News, the number of Dassault-made Mirages that France will provide was not specified, but it was mentioned that Paris would send the planes and train pilots by the end of the year.

Following their meeting in Paris on Friday, US President Joe Biden assured that Washington remains committed and has pledged an additional $225 million in weapons.

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France Offers Training to 4,500 Ukrainian Soldiers

Macron mentioned that France has put forward a proposal to provide training for 4,500 Ukrainian soldiers. However, he did not disclose the specific location where the training would take place.

According to sources, Ukraine's defense minister recently reached out to its allies through an official letter, expressing the urgent need for additional training assistance on its own soil.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a warning to Western nations that are permitting Ukraine to launch long-range missiles towards Russia, stating that there will be consequences for their actions.

The announcement was made following the Ukrainian president's participation in a ceremony honoring the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, where he joined other world leaders, The Independent reported.

A veteran expressed his admiration for Zelensky, referring to him as "the savior of the people." The two exchanged kind words, calling each other "hero," and shared a warm embrace.

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