Contents tagged with France

  • 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 …

  • 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 …