Chief of the French Defence Staff, General Thierry Burkhart, posted a tweet on 18 May 2022, in which he alludes to the “support” provided by the French armed forces to the Ukrainian military.

The word “support” indicates participation in combat.

The French general reports on a telephone communication with his Ukrainian counterpart, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, whose special adviser is Banderite leader (“neo-Nazis” according to Russian terminology) Dmitry Yarosh.