Germany and France vow support for Ukraine, including military

FILE PHOTO: French President Macron, German Chancellor Scholz, Italian PM Draghi and Romanian President Iohannis visit Kyiv

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany and France on Sunday vowed to assist Ukraine for as long as needed and to support efforts to prosecute war criminals.

Assistance for Ukraine during its war with Russia would be focused on specific areas including the military and the economy, the two nations said in a joint statement that followed a meeting of top government officials in Paris.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Tom Sims; Editing by Hugh Lawson)