Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and French Fresident Emmanuel Macron embrace after giving a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP via EPA-EFE
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and French Fresident Emmanuel Macron embrace after giving a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP via EPA-EFE
Ukraine war

Emmanuel Macron’s awkward moment with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky becomes internet meme

  • In a widely shared image, the French president appears to be hugging his frosty Ukrainian counterpart – who is not reciprocating
  • Photographer Ludovic Marin says Macron was actually whispering in Zelensky’s ear when he snapped the shot