French President Emmanuel Macron said that France will provide Ukraine with its Mirage fighter planes so that it can defend itself against Russian aggression. Macron said in an interview with French public radio that he would announce “new cooperation with Ukraine and the sale of the Dassault Mirage 2000-5, the French-made fighter plane that will allow Ukraine to protect its territory and airspace” against Russian attacks. Macron said France would also begin training Ukrainian pilots. He reiterated that Ukraine should be allowed to use weapons provided by its Western allies to target Russian military targets and “neutralize the points from which (the country) is under attack.” Ukraine is fighting to repel a Russian attack in the eastern regions, including the Kharkiv and Donetsk border regions. The offensive seeks to exploit a shortage of ammunition and troops in Kyiv along the nearly 1,000-kilometre front line.