Contents tagged with Macron

  • Herashchenko: During Normandy Four meeting, it will not be easy for Putin to deny the presence of Russian troops in the Donbas

    A Skype conference for the contact group on the release of hostages, as well as all other groups of the Tripartite Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the situation in the Donbas, will largely depend on the results of a telephone conversation between the leaders of the Normandy Four, says Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the TCG, Iryna Herashchenko.

    "Tomorrow will be the first telephone conversations for the Normandy Format in a long time, and the first including …

  • Merkel on the G20 summit: There will be no decisions on Ukraine without Kyiv

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the press service of the Ukrainian leader said.

    They discussed the situation in the Donbas and coordinated their positions regarding the implementation of the Minsk Agreements in preparations for the G20 summit in Hamburg and, in particular, the meeting between Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "Angela Merkel assured Petro Poroshenko that …

  • 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 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 …

  • Ambassador of France in Kyiv: In the near future Poroshenko will meet with Macron

    On the agenda for the upcoming meeting between the Presidents of Ukraine and France, Petro Poroshenko and Emmanuel Macron, will be a discussion of bilateral cooperation and interaction within the framework of the Normandy format, as announced by the Ambassador of France in Ukraine, Isabelle Dumont, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “When there are meetings at different levels, we will discuss bilateral relations, issues related to Ukraine’s future, relations with Europe, and of course, the situation …

  • Media: Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate was involved in hacking of Macron's email

    The Chief Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Russian Armed Forces could be behind the cyber-attack at the headquarters of French President Emmanuel Macron, as reported by Russian Insider publication, citing its own investigation.

    In May, Insider wrote that the name of Georgiy Roshka, an employee of ZAO Evrika, which works with the Russian Ministry of Defense, appeared in the files from the hacked correspondence of Macron's headquarters. It also reported that in 2014, Roshka allegedly …

  • Macron calls Russia Today and Sputnik news outlets ‘tools of propaganda’

    French President Emmanuel Macron at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the Russian state television channel Russia Today and the news agency Sputnik as "tools of false propaganda."

    On Election Day in France, Sputnik and Russia Today were not allowed into Macron’s headquarters despite several requests.

    He responded to the question as to why employees of Russia Today and Sputnik were denied access to his election headquarters during the election campaign. " …

  • Macron warns Putin that sanctions will be tightened if the situation in the Donbas escalates

    French President Emmanuel Macron said that he is willing to tighten the sanctions against Russia if the situation in the Donbas escalates.

    He made a statement to this effect at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Versailles.

    “If needed, we will have to intensify the sanctions, but (only) if there is an escalation. But if there is a de-escalation, this won’t happen, and I want there to be a de-escalation,” Macron emphasized.

    He also added that a discussion of the …

  • 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 …

  • Macron spoke with Putin on the phone

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Thursday. According to the Kremlin's website, the fight against terrorism and work within the framework of the "Normandy format" were discussed.

    "The possibility of an upcoming in person meeting was also discussed," the message says. Macron took office as a French President on May 14th.

    On May 16th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the first contact between Ukraine and the …