Greek PM Mitsotakis Joins European Leaders in Paris to Discuss Bolstering Ukraine Support

PM Mitsotakis in Paris for conference on better supporting Ukraine

Paris, France - February 27, 2024 - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis joined his European counterparts in Paris on Monday for a high-level summit convened by French President Emmanuel Macron. The summit's primary focus is to explore ways to bolster support for Ukraine in the face of recent escalations by Russia.

Responding to Increased Russian Aggression:

The meeting, which includes heads of state and government primarily from European Union member states, comes as concerns mount over Russia's intensified rhetoric and military actions. According to French diplomatic sources, the summit seeks to:

  • Evaluate and enhance existing means of providing effective assistance to Ukraine.
  • Confront the Russian narrative portraying a decline in support for Ukraine from its allies.
  • Underscore the unwavering commitment of European leaders to prevent a Russian victory in the war.

Highlighting Russia's Global Impact and Public Awareness:

French officials additionally emphasized Russia's growing role as a "destabilizing factor on the global stage" and the importance of ensuring public understanding of the underlying threats posed by the country. While specific announcements are not expected from the conference, they serve to reaffirm the unified strategy amongst nations supporting Ukraine.

Looking Ahead:

The summit continues today with discussions focusing on "what more we can do and how we can do it better," according to French diplomats. This signifies a collaborative effort further to strengthen Ukraine's position in the ongoing conflict.

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