Last March, at the height of the war in Ukraine, she went largely unnoticed. Still, she was already on track. This is Operation Cigogne, the subject that animated the recent conversation between French first lady Brigitte Macron and her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelenska.According to information from BFM TV And of TF1The two women met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, September 20.
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The two wives of state were able to talk for more than an hour inside the “Ukraine American Institute,” the news channel continues to report. And Cigogne’s business was at the center of the discussion. does it consist of it? This is an operation co-initiated by her two women at the start of the war, whose purpose is to take in seriously ill Ukrainian children so they can continue their cancer treatment in French hospitals.
About 20 seriously ill Ukrainian children evacuated from Poland landed at Orly airport on Monday. Welcomed by our volunteers, these children and their families were cared for in hospitals throughout France.
— French Red Cross (@RedCross) March 22, 2022
Last March, Olena Zelenska publicly moved Thanks to this symbolic support from the French government for children trapped in conflict and deprived of adequate care in Ukraine. At the same time, thanks in particular to the Red Cross volunteers, Operation Cigogne brought about 20 children from the battlefield back to French soil to be treated in our hospitals. Brothers and sisters.
The meeting between Birgitte Macron and Olena Zelenska, who hadn’t had a chance to meet since the war began, also discussed the education of Ukrainian refugee children in France.