Emmanuel Macron expected in Prague, where he must clarify his position on the purchase of non-European munitions to support kyiv

While Emmanuel Macron increasingly seems to want to impose his leadership in supporting Kiev and the standoff with Russia, the French president is expected in Prague on Tuesday March 5 to meet his Czech counterpart Petr Pavel, himself received in Paris in December. The two leaders are due to give a press conference early this afternoon.

Among the expected announcements, that of the amount of Paris’ contribution to the Czech initiative aimed at purchasing ammunition outside the European Union, to then deliver them to Ukrainian soldiers. Long reserved about this proposal, Emmanuel Macron announced last week that France would finally contribute to it. Follow our live stream.

France will contribute to the reconstruction of the Chernihiv oblast. “A partnership between the French and Ukrainian communities is essential for the sustainable development of the Chernihiv region”located on Ukraine’s northern border with Russia, the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the reconstruction of Ukraine emphasized in a statement, specifying that “joint work is already underway (…) for a total amount of more than 5 million euros”.

Two rescuers killed by Russian strike in Donetsk. The tragedy took place while they were putting out a fire caused by an earlier attack in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine. “Oleg Martynenko and Bohdan Ravlyk are dead. They are now 29 and 31 forever. Three other rescuers were injured and are being treated.”announced Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko on his Telegram account.

Moscow says it has summoned the German ambassador. This statement follows the leak of exchanges between German officers. An allegation that Berlin denied a few hours later. It’s about a “Attempt by the Russians to sow discord”denounced the United States. “We are not going to give in to this attempt”said John Kirby, White House spokesperson

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