31 May 2019 20:21

French foreign minister vows to back Zelensky's Donbas peace initiatives

KYIV. May 31 (Interfax) - France is willing to support Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's initiatives toward achieving peace in Donbas, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

"I want to share my impressions from the new Ukrainian president's resolve and determination to strengthen his country but at the same time to advance peace and put an end to the war. France has once again pledged its willingness to support the implementation of any initiatives coming from the Ukrainian leadership to attain this goal," Le Drian told journalists following a meeting with Zelensky in Kyiv on Friday.