Contents tagged with France

  • Media: French President Macron accepted Putin’s invitation to visit Russia in May 2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron is ready to accept an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit an economic forum in St. Petersburg in May 2018, as reported by Kommersant, citing diplomatic sources in Paris. Should this occur, Macron will become the main guest at the forum.

    According to the newspaper’s sources, the decision has been made, but it was decided not to announce it officially yet. "The reason is purely formal, but quite respectful. Presidential elections in Russia …

  • SBU: the DPR ‘representative office’ in France was opened by politicians sponsored by the Kremlin

    Marginal French politicians and experts financed by the Kremlin took part in the opening of a fake "representative office" of the separatist DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) in Marseilles, as reported by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on their Facebook page. The report notes that the SBU knows well the identities of five French citizens who attended the opening ceremony of the DPR center in Marseilles.

    "Huber Fayyar, the chairman of the center, together with like-minded people Christian …

  • Separatist DPR opens its ‘representative office’ in France

    Separatists of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) announced the official opening of their representative office in Marseille, France, which took place on September 25th.

    According to Radio Liberty, on September 21st, a representative of Europe and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the so-called representation of separatists from eastern Ukraine in France is not officially recognized by the authorities of the country and has no diplomatic status. The French Foreign Ministry …

  • France and Germany are preparing their proposals on the introduction of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas

    The French and German sides are discussing their proposals regarding the mandate of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, reports Andreas Peschke, Director for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia at the German Federal Foreign Office.

    "As for our participation [...] we are currently discussing this issue with our partners. First and foremost, with our French partners as we closely cooperate in the Normandy format. I believe, following it we will discuss the final option with …

  • Ahead of Zapad-2017 military exercises Germany and France condemn Russia for 'strategy of intimidation'

    Germany and France have criticized the future joint Zapad-2017 military exercises by Russia and Belarus, saying that Moscow is trying to demonstrate its military strength near the border with the EU and NATO.

    "It is particularly important in this context that we reaffirm our presence in the face of...this demonstration the Russians are making, which is a strategy of intimidation," French Defense Minister Florence Parly said on September 7, as part of an informal meeting of the defense …

  • Head of Ukraine's mission to NATO: France and Germany ‘were being too cautious and did not take part in Ukraine’s Independence Day Parade’

    France and Germany didn’t send their military to Ukrainian Independence Day Parade in Kyiv because they were being cautious, as stated by the head of the Ukraine's mission to  NATO, Vadym Prystaiko in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "We invited all ... We wanted our people to see who is standing next to Ukraine, because Russia shows who is standing next to it," said Prystaiko and noted that the partners were invited to show that "we have common tasks - our armed forces and our states. "

    He …

  • 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 …