France’s defense minister goes to Ukraine to boost support


              Local residents wait in line to receive a hot meal from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows after Russian attacks in the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A local man packs a hot meal received from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov attend a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov speak during a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov answers media questions during a joint press conference with French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Local residents wait to receive a hot meal from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Local residents walk past a school which was destroyed after a battle in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, answers media questions during a joint press conference with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Volodymyr Dubrovsliy, a disabled pensioner, lights candles in his house after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov answer media questions at a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              A local woman walks to the distribution point of humanitarian aid in front of housing which was damaged by Russian shelling in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Local residents wait in line to receive a hot meal from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows after Russian attacks in the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A local man packs a hot meal received from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov attend a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov speak during a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov answers media questions during a joint press conference with French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Local residents wait to receive a hot meal from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Local residents walk past a school which was destroyed after a battle in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, answers media questions during a joint press conference with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Volodymyr Dubrovsliy, a disabled pensioner, lights candles in his house after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov answer media questions at a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              A local woman walks to the distribution point of humanitarian aid in front of housing which was damaged by Russian shelling in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A local man packs a hot meal received from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Local residents wait in line to receive a hot meal from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows after Russian attacks in the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A local woman walks to the distribution point of humanitarian aid in front of housing which was damaged by Russian shelling in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov attend a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov speak during a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov answers media questions during a joint press conference with French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Local residents wait to receive a hot meal from volunteers of "World Central Kitchen", after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Local residents walk past a school which was destroyed after a battle in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, answers media questions during a joint press conference with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Volodymyr Dubrovsliy, a disabled pensioner, lights candles in his house after living without electricity for more than four months in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov answer media questions at a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Smoke billows after Russian attacks in the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov attend a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov speak during a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov answers media questions during a joint press conference with French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, answers media questions during a joint press conference with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, left, and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov answer media questions at a joint press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Smoke billows after Russian attacks in the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Smoke billows after Russian attacks in the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Relatives react at the coffin during the funeral ceremony of Volodymyr Yezhov killed in a battlefield with Russian forces at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Yezhov was a game designer in the development of the game Cossacks 2, one of the authors of the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and also one of the most famous Ukrainian e-sportsmen — played StarCraft under the nickname Fresh. Since the Russian invasion, Volodymyr Yezhov went to the frontline and fought as part of the volunteer squadron. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen carry the coffin of their comrade during the funeral ceremony for Volodymyr Yezhov killed in a battlefield with Russian forces, at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Yezhov was a game designer in the development of the game Cossacks 2. He was also one of the authors of the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. Yezhov was also one of the most famous Ukrainian e-sportsmen — played StarCraft under the nickname Fresh. Since the Russian invasion, Volodymyr Yezhov went to the frontline and fought as part of the volunteer squadron. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Smoke billows after Russian attacks in the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Libkos)
France’s defense minister goes to Ukraine to boost support