Contents tagged with France

  • France will provide evidence showing that Assad's regime was behind the chemical weapon attack in Syria

    In the coming days, French special services will provide evidence that the Syrian regime has organized an attack using chemical weapons in the city of Khan-Sheikhun, which killed about 90 people.

    This was stated by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault, reports Le Figaro.

    “We have evidence that will allow us to demonstrate that the regime has deliberately used chemical weapons. In a matter of days we will prove that the regime has organized …

  • Talk between Putin, Merkel and Hollande: Putin demands lifting of trade blockade from the separatist republics

    On April 4, a telephone conversation took place between three of the four participants in the "Normandy Format" of negotiations regarding the settlement of the situation in the uncontrolled territories of the Donbas. Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande attended. The negotiators discussed the situation in the Donbas, the continuation of the "Minsk process" [another format of negotiations on the same topic], and the "Easter" …

  • French troops will arrive in Estonia on Monday as a part of NATO mission

    On Monday, a contingent of 50 military servicemen from France will arrive in Estonia as a part of NATO mission, as reported by ERR news websites.

    Currently, there are more than 80 British military personnel located in Estonia, preparing in collaboration with their Estonian colleagues for the reception of the main part of NATO Forces from the Rapid Response team.

    On Friday, a contingent of 130 British military personnel arrived in the country. This is the first big group of personnel from the …

  • Undetectable French missile frigate entered the Black Sea

    The French missile frigate HMS La Fayette, possessing a small radar signature, entered the waters of the Black Sea during the evening of the 16th of March, reports Interfax.

    At present the warship is heading towards the Bulgarian port Varna.

    In this French frigate, the hull and superstructures were constructed with the use of Stealth technology. The frigate feature unique stealth design with reduced radar, acoustic, infrared and electromagnetic signatures. It is equipped with modern anti-ship …

  • France will abandon electronic voting during the elections due to the threat of cyber attacks

    According to RIA Novosti, French authorities have decided not to utilize electronic voting during the upcoming parliamentary elections in June due to the high possibility of cyber threats, as indicated in a statement released by the French Foreign Ministry on Monday.

    It was originally planned to use electronic voting for French citizens living abroad. It was used for the first time during the parliamentary elections in 2012, in one of the constituencies outside France and was successful, with …

  • French authorities accuse Russia of conducting a cyber-campaign against Macron

    French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault suspects Russia of conducting hacker attacks directed at the e-mail of Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with Journal du Dimanche, Ayrault said that "France will not allow its choice to be dictated."

    According to him, Macron, who is the "pro-European candidate" is being subjected to cyber-attacks. "Just look at the other candidates, Marine Le Pen or François Fillon. Russia gives them preferential treatment in the French …

  • Macron's team accuses Russia of interfering with their presidential campaign in France

    According to Le Parisien, French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team is concerned that their candidate has become the target of fake news and misinformation by the Russian Federation, which is interfering with their election campaign."Today we have to look at the facts. The main mass media of Russia, Russia Today and Sputnik, which are state-operated, have been disseminating false information [about Macron]. Then, the news is being repeated and quoted and it affects our …

  • French intelligence thinks Russian hackers may attempt to influence elections in favor of Le Pen

    Employees of the General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) of France are not ruling out the possibility that Russia may intervene in the presidential elections with the help of cyber-attacks in favor of Marine Le Pen.

    The secret service announced that Moscow also allegedly intends to use social networks to support the Chairman of the National Front (FN), having arranged for the mass publication of messages in support of the National Front party leader. Russian hackers, finally, may try …

  • French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen was invited to visit Crimea

    The Head of the Crimean Parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, reported that the candidate for President of France from the National Front Party, Marine Le Pen, was invited to visit the Crimean peninsula, RIA Novosti reported. Konstantinov stressed that Le Pen’s position on Crimea was the clear reason for his visit.

    “The President of the National Front is one of the few politicians who exactly understood Crimea’s destiny and took the trouble to read the history of Crimea to understand it,” …

  • French Engie company began to supply Ukraine with gas

    The press service of Ukrtransgaz reported on Thursday that the French energy utility company Engi, started to supply Ukraine with gas as of January 1st. The supply volumes are low – 0.4 million cubic meters per day - and the gas is imported from the territory of Poland via the Hermanowice gas-metering station (an entry point to the gas transportation system).

    The company noted that Engie (formerly GDZ Suez) signed an agreement with Ukrtransgaz in October 2016. According to this agreement, …