Contents tagged with Macron

  • Kremlin: Putin explained attack on Ukrainian ships to Merkel and Macron

    During a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his German and French colleagues Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron a detailed explanation about the incident in the Kerch Strait, reported  Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, as cited by Interfax.

    “The president gave comprehensive explanations about the Black Sea border incident [at the meeting with Merkel], and demonstrated it clearly. He also demonstrated it clearly yesterday, at the meeting with …

  • Putin supports Macron's idea of forming a European army

    In an interview with RT France during his visit to Paris, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that French President Emmanuel Macron's idea of forming unified European armed forces reflects a “generally positive process”.

     “As for the alternative all-European armed forces, this is not a new idea. President Macron has reanimated it but one of the ex-presidents of France, Jacques Chirac, also told me about it. These ideas existed even before him,” Putin said.

     “Europe is a powerful economic …

  • Montenegro’s opposition leaders suspected of attempting a coup ask Putin and Macron for help

    The leaders of the opposition coalition "Democratic Front" of Montenegro, Milan Knezevich and Andrija Mandic wrote an open letter to the presidents of Russia and France, Serbian authorities, as well as the leaders of the PACE and the European Parliament. In the letter, the politicians claim that they and their supporters are subjected to prosecution, including judicial.

    Knezevich and Mandic believe that their case has political motives.

    They said that the court revoked their passports, which …

  • France accuses Russia of espionage in space

    Russia tried to intercept data from the French-Italian satellite, which is used by the armies of both countries to ensure communication security, said French Defense Minister Florence Parley and added that Paris considers such a step to be "espionage."

    The Russian satellite Olymp-K, part of Russian Luch Satellite Data Relay Network, approached the Athena-Fidus satellite so close that anybody would have thought it was trying to intercept our communication, Reuters quotes Parley as saying.

    She …

  • Macron proposes to reset relations with Russia

    During a visit to Finland, French President Emmanuel Macron said that "a full renewal" is needed in relations with Russia. 

    "I believe that we need a complete renewal of our relations with Russia set at the end of the Cold War. Our actions - both on the one hand and on the other - sometimes involve mistakes or misunderstandings that we inherited from the last two decades and that prevent us from making the right conclusions, "said Macron at a news conference with the Finnish President in …

  • Syrian army prepares for an air strike by the United States

    The Syrian air force was brought to full combat readiness throughout the country. The highest level of readiness was announced because of a possible air strike against Damascus by the US, reports news agency Al-Masdar News, referring to a source at the Mezzeh airbase (southwest of the Syrian capital).

    Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major-General Igor Konashenkov said that the United States continues to build up military forces in the Middle East. …

  • Trump congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day

    President of the United States Donald Trump sent congratulations on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine to President Petro Poroshenko, said the press service of the head of the Ukrainian state on Thursday.

    "On behalf of the American nation, I want to congratulate you and the people of Ukraine on the 27th anniversary of your independence to be celebrated on August 24," stated the message.

    "The United States Government will continue to work with Ukraine and support efforts in …

  • Macron calls on Putin to find humanitarian solution to Sentsov case

    On Friday, during the phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke about the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.

    Macron called on Putin to find a humanitarian solution to the case of the Ukrainian filmmaker, who was sentenced to imprisonment in Russia and has been on a hunger strike for three months, reported the Deutsche Welle.

    Macron expressed concern about the fact that Sentsov’s health has worsened critically, announced the Elysee Palace. …

  • Putin meets with Macron on the eve of his meeting with Trump  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with French President Emmanuel Macron on July 15th in the Kremlin, as stated by the official website of the Russian president.“Gradually the usual channels of cooperation are being restored. This gives reason to believe that we will overcome all obstacles that we have dealt with in the past” states the press service of the Kremlin quoting the words of the President.

    The Kremlin website does not specify the details of the conversation. At the same time, The …

  • Poroshenko calls on Macron to intensify pressure against Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners

    The Ukrainian President’s Press Service reports that President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron during which the two parties agreed on further contacts through the Normandy Format to ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the situation on the Donbas.

    “The interlocutors discussed the security situation in the Donbas and the need for a UN peacekeeping mission throughout its occupied territory. The interlocutors …