Contents tagged with Macron

  • Macron confirms his imminent visit to Russia

    French President Emmanuel Macron is going to come to Russia. He tweeted about it on Saturday.

    "The confidential dialogue started with President Putin in Brégançon continues. Security in Europe, regional conflicts, climate, including melting permafrost in the Arctic. We are moving forward, and soon I will come to Russia," Macron wrote on Twitter.

    The French President made his statement after talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. On June 26, the Kremlin released a transcript of a …

  • Macron hopes to convince Putin to end military actions around the globe amid COVID-19 pandemic

    In an interview with Radio France Internationale, French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed hope that he would manage to reach an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin to completely stop military operations around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Macron said the truce during the pandemic was his initiative.

    "I spoke to him (Putin) at the very beginning, when I put forward this initiative. I haven't spoken to him until I've received strong confirmation from other leaders, …

  • Merkel and Macron willing to meet with Putin and Erdogan for Syria talks

    During phone calls with Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have expressed their willingness to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in order to resolve the crisis in Syria’s Idlib province, the German government said in a statement.

    Merkel and Macron have expressed their concern regarding the situation in the region and the catastrophic consequences of the fighting in Idlib. The national leaders called for an immediate ceasefire and …

  • Macron: Russia trying to revise WWII history

    Russia is trying to reinterpret the developments of World War II and place the blame for it on the Polish nation, said French President Emmanuel Macron while speaking to Polish students in Warsaw, Le Monde reports.

    The French leader said that he wants to “affirm France’s solidarity with the Polish nation in the face of an entity which denies reality” and seeks to falsify history.

    The dispute between Russia and Poland regarding the role of both countries in WWII broke out after Russian …

  • French President Macron does not consider Russia's aggression against its neighbors an obstacle for closer cooperation

    French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the news outlet RFI that he is ready for closer relations with Russia, despite Moscow's long history of conflicts with its neighbors.

    When asked what event caused Emmanuel Macron to change his attitude towards Vladimir Putin and support a review of relations with Russia, the French president said that it was the result of long reflections.

    "I would not say that it was a special event among others. It was a slow decision, a historical …

  • Merkel and Macron welcome exchange of prisoners in Donbas

    German government deputy spokesperson Martina Fitz wrote on her Twitter that Berlin and Paris welcome the exchange of prisoners between the parties involved in the military conflict in the Donbas.

    As Fitz noted, the exchange should help restore trust between the parties and establish a ceasefire. "Amid the celebration of the New Year and Orthodox Christmas, today's exchange has become a humanitarian gesture that everyone was expecting for a long time," said Fitz.

    The exchange is the proof of …

  • Macron to attend Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9

    French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, said the French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie-Agnès Bermann in an interview with Echo of Moscow radio station.

    "The president said that he will attend the Victory Day in Moscow on May 9," she said.

    According to the diplomat, Macron has already given a positive answer.

  • Kremlin: Macron interrupted conversation between Putin and Zelensky at Normandy Four Summit

    Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on the TV program “The Great Game” on Channel One Russia that during the Normandy Four Summit, French President Emmanuel Macron interrupted a personal conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    According to Peskov, Putin and Zelensky talked together for 10-15 minutes, which is "not so short." "Then they were interrupted by President Macron, who insisted on continuing the work at the Normandy Four …

  • Russian intelligence accused of hacking Macron’s correspondence

    Two Western companies specializing in cybersecurity have received evidence of the involvement of Russian intelligence services to hack the correspondence of French President Emmanuel Macron and his entourage, reports Le Monde.

    Macron’s email was hacked in May 2017 before the second round of the French presidential election. In July, Wikileaks posted 21 thousand letters related to the election campaign of the French President. Macron said at the time that Russian hackers were behind this, but …

  • Macron and Putin discuss Donbas 'special status' during phone call

    French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Presidents discussed the situation in Ukraine in advance of the Normandy Four Summit, which is scheduled for December 9 in Paris, reports the Kremlin's press service.

    Macron and Putin noted that "holding such a meeting should contribute to the quick and full implementation of the Minsk agreements."

    "In this context, the importance of Kyiv to fulfill its obligations on the political …