Contents tagged with France

  • Ukrainian translator in France sentenced for criticizing pro-Russian film on revolution in Ukraine

    A Parisian court has ruled against the Ukrainian translator Anna Chesanovska for criticism directed against the infamous filmmaker Paul Moreira, producer of the film “Ukraine – The Masks of Revolution”. Chesanovska has to pay a fine and compensation which may amount to as much as 13,600 euros, Evropeyskaya Pravda reports.

    At the start of 2016, the film “Ukraine – The Masks of Revolution” came out in France. Numerous viewers characterized the film as propagandist. It incited outrage not only in …

  • Poroshenko: 'The Russians do not need Donbass. I think they are ready to leave.'

    President Petro Poroshenko, in an interview with Le Figaro, called the conflict in the Donbas a decisive one.

    He said this while discussing his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump.

    “I think that he [Trump] is paying special attention to Ukraine. Why? Because among all the international problems that he faces, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, the conflict in eastern Ukraine is easy to resolve. The Russians don’t need the Donbas. I think they are ready to leave,” said …

  • France proposes a plan for de-occupation of the Donbas

    French President Emmanuel Macron has presented his de-occupation plan for the Donbas to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

    Macron spoke about this on Monday in Paris at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Poroshenko held during the latter's working visit to France, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "We are waiting for the result. The solution that I proposed to President Poroshenko, [I have shown] to all sides of the Normandy format and, in fact, already done for President Putin; I …

  • Ukrainian president points out threats from Nord Stream 2 in discussion with French prime minister

    In Paris, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe discussed the development of trade and economic cooperation and renewable energy projects, the press service of the President of Ukraine reported.

    The Ukrainian president’s press service noted that the two politicians agreed to activate the Ukraine-France Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Matters.

    “Petro Poroshenko and Édouard Philippe discussed the prospects of French companies entering the …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to meet with French President Macron in France

    On Monday, June 26th, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, will visit France, where he will meet with President Emmanuel Macron, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    "On June 26, 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will pay a working visit to France," the message says.

    The agenda for the visit envisages meetings between the Ukrainian President with the newly elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, and the President …

  • Media: Putin to make an unexpected visit to Paris

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will make an unplanned visit to Paris, during which he will meet with the new French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian news outlet Kommersant reports, citing a high-ranking source in the Kremlin and informed sources in Paris.

    The reason for the visit will be the opening of an exhibition on Peter I in Versailles.

    The exhibition in Versailles coincides with the 300th anniversary of the Russian Tsar’s visit to France and the establishing of bilateral diplomatic …

  • Poroshenko: Macron will become an ally of Ukraine in the Normandy format talks

    President Petro Poroshenko is hopeful that the election of Emmanuel Macron to the French Presidency will bring more effective work to the Normandy Four, as he wrote on his Facebook page.

    "With this victory, Ukraine has found a reliable ally in the Normandy group in the struggle to restore our sovereignty and territorial integrity," Poroshenko said.

    The President also thanked the winner of the election for "an uncompromising support of Ukraine in dealing with Russian aggression," although it …

  • Poroshenko congratulated Macron on his victory in the French presidential election

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has sent written congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the presidential election in France.

    "The choice of the French people is a clear testament to the triumph of Europe's progressive program of freedom over European nationalism," Poroshenko's press service quotes him as saying.

    The Ukrainian president assured his future French counterpart that Ukraine would remain a reliable partner.

    Poroshenko also expressed his special gratitude to …

  • Girkin claims that Le Pen visited separatist financier Malofeev

    Former pro-Russian separatist commander Igor Girkin, also known as Strelkov, wrote on his page in Vkontakte social network regarding French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen. He claimed that in 2013, Le Pen visited the office of businessman Konstantin Malofeev, who became known in 2014 in connection with the war in the Donbas.

    "They ask about my attitude towards Marine Le Pen, her chances of winning, etc. What to say? I saw her once, when she visited Malofeev's office in 2013. But I did not …

  • Macron denied Russian media a presence at his pre-election events

    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron excludes the possibility of the presence of journalists from Russian state-run media Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik at his pre-election events. A spokesman from the headquarters of the leader of the independent movement "En Marche!" (“Forward!”) announced this on Friday, April 28.  

    According to the spokesman, the reason for this decision is that the Kremlin-funded television channel and the news agency disseminate "false information" about the …