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Kyiv will continue to try to obtain different types of aircraft for its military, Kuleba said, mentioning that Ukraine was interested in Rafale jets made by the French company Dassault Aviation.
Ukraine continues to explore the issue "with other countries that produce the latest generation aircraft," Kuleba said.
The minister said he was confident in France's solidarity with Ukraine, as evidenced by its military, humanitarian, diplomatic, and economic support.
He also discussed the threat posed by Russia to Europe in the interview. "It is obvious that Russia is neither a friend nor a part of Europe," he said.
One country "will have to take care of the security of the eastern flank of Europe, and that country will be Ukraine – Ukraine in NATO, of course,” he added.
Kuleba was in France on Aug. 30 for an official visit. He met French President Emmanuel Macron and discussed "further military support, expanding the Peace Formula coalition and (Ukraine's) grain exports to countries in Africa and beyond."
On Aug. 29, Kuleba met his French counterpart, Catherine Colonna, who reaffirmed France's backing for Kyiv amid the ongoing Russian invasion: "This support will continue and intensify as long as needed to defeat the Russian aggression."