Contents tagged with Macron

  • 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 …

  • France and Russia want to create coordination mechanism in Syria

    France and Russia want to create a coordination mechanism between the leading powers in order to find a political solution to the problems in Syria,as stated on Thursday by French President Emmanuel Macron.

    According to Macron, the idea is to coordinate the efforts of the Astana Process, which includes Russia, Turkey, Iran, and a “small group,” the creation of which was initiated by France, and which includes the United Kingdom, Germany, Jordan, the United States and Saudi Arabia.

    “We need to …

  • Putin and Macron to discuss the situation in Syria and Eastern Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the situation in Eastern Ukraine during a meeting in Saint-Petersburg on May 25, Yuri Ushakov, the Aide to the Russian President, stated.  

    According to Ushakov, the two parties will discuss the potential of crisis resolution in Syria and Libya, the problem of Middle East settlement, and prospects for maintaining the comprehensive overall plan of actions regarding the Iranian nuclear program following the United …

  • Merkel: Allies will support and protect Ukraine’s sovereignty

    Foreign allies will continue to make efforts to speed up the process of restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity no matter how long it takes, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her speech in Aachen, Germany, Ukrinform reports."We know that it often takes a long time to solve international conflicts but we will continue our efforts to ensure the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” she assured at the annual ceremony to present the Charlemagne Prize to …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko meets with Merkel and Macron in Germany

    On Thursday May 10, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron met in the German city of Aachen. The key topics of the trilateral negotiations were sanctions against Russia, the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and the matter of peacekeepers in the Donbas.

    At the meeting, the heads of state discussed the possibility of placing new sanctions on Russia for holding illegal elections in annexed Crimea.

    “Obviously we spoke …

  • Macron explains what he expects from Putin and Russian politics

    French President Emmanuel Macron stated that it was France’s goal to allow Russia to strengthen its position in Europe and not to fall into isolation. He said he would like to maintain “historic dialogue" with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "Putin dreams of Russia reemerging as a great power under the influence of humiliation because of the events around the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR... I can understand that. But for me, Russia is Europe, even if Russia has almost …

  • Macron and Putin discuss Iran nuclear program

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Iran’s nuclear program during a recently-held telephone conversation, as reported by the French President’s Press Office reported on this development.

    “The Presidents expressed their common desire to preserve the achievement of the 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear energy,” said the statement.

    Macron also stressed that discussions regarding control of Iranian nuclear activity after 2025, Iran’s missile program, and …

  • Macron advises not to show weakness with Putin

    French President Emmanuel Macron stated in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he sees Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “strong man” and advised not to be naïve when working with him.

    “I think he’s a very strong man, he’s a strong president,” Macron commented. “He wants a great Russia. People are proud with of policy. He is extremely tough with minorities and his opponents,” Macron said, adding that he does not share Putin’s views on democracy. “He’s strong and smart—but don’t be naïve. …

  • Macron: US and allies must stay in Syria after defeating ISIS

    France, the US and their allies must remain in the Syrian Arab Republic after ISIS has been defeated “in order to build a new Syria” and limit Iran’s influence, said French President Emmanuel Macron.

    “Even after the end of the war against ISIS, the US, France and our allies, all of the countries of the region, even Russia and Turkey, will play an important role in the creation of a new Syria. But of course, it is the Syrian nation that will determine the future,” Macron said in an interview …

  • Macron: France convinced Trump to limit targets in Syria strike

    During an interview with BFM TV, French President Emmanuel Macron said that it was France that convinced US President Donald Trump to limit the strike it inflicted against facilities in Syria.

    "We convinced Trump to limit the targets of the strikes only to sites with chemical weapons capacity," he said.

    According to Macron, the US media and Trump’s Twitter initially used more aggressive rhetoric.  

    He also noted that Paris earlier persuaded Washington to stay in Syria.

    "Ten days ago, …