France implements a number of projects in Ukraine


France is implementing and plans to implement a number of projects, worth 1.5 billion euros, in Ukraine on attractive financial terms, said French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins.

“If we count the projects that have already been signed, are being implemented and have been funded, in particular, the project to supply helicopters to the Interior Ministry, as well as a new project which should be signed next week to provide patrol boats to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, a water supply project and other projects for the future, their total budget will reach 1.5 billion euros, which is a very serious amount, “he said at an online press conference dedicated to starting a supply project. of drinking water in Mariupol.

The diplomat said that France is considering a number of projects to be implemented in Ukraine. The main ones are cooperation in the field of rail transport, which can include both the supply of locomotives and the modernization of railways and railway signaling in Ukraine, he said. In addition, the French side, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov, is working on a project to set up a network for the prevention and detection of breast cancer at an early stage, and its budget could reach 24 million euros, he added.

De Poncins said that the question concerns the implementation of projects on attractive financial terms for Ukraine, which are possible thanks to the support of the French Treasury.

“Today, we are working with our colleagues so that this financial aid package, guaranteed by the French Ministry of Finance to Ukraine, can be used to the full for the benefit of Ukraine,” he said. declared.



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