French President Emmanuel Macron announced this today send help to Ukraine to meet the “immediate needs” in that country after the bombing of the New Kakhovka Dam.

Macron made the announcement during a new conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, to whom he expressed his solidarity and French condemnation of “this hateful act that endangers the population”.

“We will be sending aid in the next few hours to respond to immediate needs,” he said in a Twitter post, not specifying what type of aid it will be.

Macron did, however, provide some details in a subsequent conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to whom he indicated that France would send an initial shipment of several tens of tons of material “very soon”.

Sanitary and hygiene supplies and equipment, water treatment or transport tanks will be part of this shipment, sources from the Élysée said. Macron also pointed Guterres to his goal that humanitarian aid can be sent to the flood-affected Ukrainian population in areas under Russian military control.

Shortly before, Zelensky also indicated on Twitter that he had spoken with Macron about the environmental and humanitarian consequences of what he called a “terrorist act by Russia” and pointed out the “urgent needs” his country has to deal with this “disaster”.

He added that both discussed “the possibility of using international mechanisms to investigate” the causes of the disaster, and that he also explained to Macron about the agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, with six reactors.

The two presidents also agreed to continue military cooperation, especially in the field of anti-aircraft defenses, as well as the future training of Ukrainian pilots, which they hope will be “as soon as possible”, Zelensky assured.

The upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius, the framework for future security guarantees for Ukraine and preparations for the World Peace Summit to be held in New York in October were other topics discussed, the Ukrainian president added.