French Parliament Ratifies Increased Support for Ukraine in 2024

The Upper House of the French Parliament approved a bilateral agreement with Ukraine today, following the Lower House’s endorsement yesterday.

Signed by Presidents Macron and Zelensky on February 16th, the agreement sets a financial support budget of 3 billion euros for 2024, marking a 43% increase from 2023. It covers cooperation in security and civilian sectors, including intelligence, counter-espionage, humanitarian assistance, energy, and transport.

Amid criticism for suggesting France might send troops to Ukraine, Macron clarified his position on the agreement and the possibility of deployment on national French television, stating that though he does not seek escalation, “all options are possible”.