NewsWeimar Triangle reaffirms long-term support for Ukraine against Russia

Weimar Triangle reaffirms long-term support for Ukraine against Russia

Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz, and Donald Tusk
Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz, and Donald Tusk
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5:44 AM EDT, March 16, 2024

"France, Germany, and Poland are together determined to support Ukraine at every level and for the long term, ensuring Russia does not prevail," stressed French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday. "Our unity is our strength," he underscored.

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In Berlin, discussions within the Weimar Triangle framework were held on Friday, featuring Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Following the Weimar Triangle Meeting

Late in the evening, a photo showcasing all three politicians engaging in conversation, accompanied by a message about the meeting in German, Polish, and French, was shared on the X platform by the French president.

"France, Germany, and Poland, united in our resolve to support Ukraine comprehensively and in the long run, and to ensure Russia's defeat. For our security, for Europe. Our unity is our strength," Emmanuel Macron penned.

An earlier mention of this meeting, also in the three languages, was made by the German chancellor.

"France, Germany, Poland – the Weimar Triangle, at the heart of Europe, symbolizes our solidarity. Now more than ever, the principle rings true: Our strength lies in our unity. Ukrainians can count on us," Olaf Scholz wrote.

Prime Minister Donald Tusk reflected on the meeting in an English post on the X platform, noting that "rumors of the Weimar Triangle's demise are greatly exaggerated." His post included a group photo with Scholz and Macron.

Since its establishment in 1991, the Weimar Triangle has facilitated cooperation and dialogue between Poland, Germany, and France. Initially aimed at supporting Poland's systemic transformation and EU integration, the Triangle has adapted to the shifting political landscape.

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