Contents tagged with Macron

  • Turkey signs contract with European conglomerate Eurosam to develop anti-air defense systems

    Turkey has signed a contract with the French-Italian military enterprise, the Eurosam, to conduct research on the development of a new anti-aircraft defense system.

    “The future system, equipped with modern technical abilities to defend against the most dangerous threats (stealth aircraft, winged, and ballistic missiles) will be ready by the mid-twenties,” a press-release from the company said.

    The research which will be conducted over 18 months will lay the foundation for a contract to …

  • European countries call on Russia to return representatives to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in Donbas

    Germany and France have called for Russian officers to return to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) of the ceasefire in the Donbas. A joint statement was signed on December 23 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, reports Radio Liberty.

    The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also expressed anxiety over the withdrawal of Russian representatives from JCCC.

    "This measure [is] yet another attempt at undermining security of the monitors’ work …

  • Russian human rights lawyer Feygin appeals to Merkel and Macron for protection from persecution in Russia

    Mark Feygin, a Russian lawyer and defender of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the Crimea appealed to European leaders asking them to protect him from persecution in his own country.Feygin wrote an appeal addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, which he then handed over to Ukrinform.

    "By the will of the circumstances, Germany and France are involved in the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine through the quadripartite ‘Normandy format.’ This …

  • Media: French President Macron accepted Putin’s invitation to visit Russia in May 2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron is ready to accept an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit an economic forum in St. Petersburg in May 2018, as reported by Kommersant, citing diplomatic sources in Paris. Should this occur, Macron will become the main guest at the forum.

    According to the newspaper’s sources, the decision has been made, but it was decided not to announce it officially yet. "The reason is purely formal, but quite respectful. Presidential elections in Russia …

  • Merkel and Macron call to stop violation of ceasefire in Donbas

    In a joint statement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron following a telephone conversation in the “Normandy” format, the leaders of the “Normandy Four” countries have urged an immediate stop to the violation of the ceasefire in the Donbas and insisted on the continuation of the truce.  

    “Violations of the ceasefire must be stopped immediately. State and government leaders demand the implementation of the ceasefire agreement of July 21st, 2017 agreed upon by …

  • 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 …