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France considers sending long-range missies to Ukraine
France is considering the possibility of providing Scalp EG long-range missiles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The firing range of these missiles exceeds 250 km.
According to media reports, French President Emmanuel Macron hinted that France was considering supplying the Ukrainian Defense Forces with missiles "with a range that will allow Ukraine to resist and conduct a counteroffensive." But Paris immediately warned that the delivery of these weapons will not be fast.
Storm Shadow (SCALP EG) …
Macron: now is not the time for negations between Ukraine and Russia
French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the French newspaper Les Échos that now is not the time for negotiations in the Russian war against Ukraine and China also understands this.
The journalist asked Macron what after his dialogue with Xi can be expected from China regarding the war in Ukraine.
"I think China is making the same observation as we are, which is that the weather is currently military. Ukrainians are resisting, and we are helping them. It’s not the time for …
Mocron promises to send more heavy weapons to Ukraine
During a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron said that France is ready to supply Ukraine with more weapons, including heavy weapons.
The press service of the French government noted that during the conversation, the Presidents also discussed the latest developments at the front, Kyiv's needs for military equipment, political and financial support, as well as humanitarian aid.
In addition, Macron promised to "maintain contact" on …
Russia expelling French, Spanish and Italian diplomats
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday, May 18, that Russia decided to expel the employees of the diplomatic missions of France, Spain and Italy in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from these countries. "As a response, 34 employees of French diplomatic institutions in Russia have been declared persona non grata. They must to leave the territory of Russia within two weeks from the moment of serving the ambassadors with the relevant notices," the Russian Foreign …
Zelensky: Macron suggested to make concessions on Ukraine’s sovereignty to help Putin save face
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that French President Emmanuel Macron suggested to him to cede part of Ukraine’s sovereignty in order to help Putin "save face".
"Macron wanted to see results in mediation between us. He didn't find them on our side. He did not get them from the Russian Federation and suggested to me certain things related to concessions on our sovereignty in order to help Putin save his face. I don't think that's very correct. We are not ready to help someone to …
Macron calls Russians and Ukrainians ‘brothers’
In his interview with the public television channel France 2, French President Emmanuel Macron refused to use the term "genocide" to describe the actions of the Russian troops in Ukraine.
"I would be careful with such terms, because these two peoples (Russians and Ukrainians) are brothers. I want to continue to try, as far as possible, to stop this war and restore peace. I am not sure that the escalation of rhetoric serves this cause," Macron said.
At the same time, he added that Russia …
Macron insists on continued dialogue with Putin
French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to continue dialogue with Russian Vladimir Putin, before and after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In an interview published by the French newspaper Le Parisien, Macron spoke about his "thankless role" in maintaining a dialogue with the Kremlin.
Macron noted that he spent "hours" in conversations with Putin and "every discussion takes place under an aura of cynicism, and this never gives pleasure." At the same time, he stressed that he …
France freezes Russian Central Bank’s assets
As part of the sanctions imposed against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the French authorities have frozen 22 billion euros of the Russian Central Bank, as well as the accounts and real estate of individuals who fell under the sanctions, said on the air of the radio station RTL the French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire.
According to him, real estate belonging to about 30 Russian oligarchs with a total value of half a billion euros has been seized.
Earlier, the Dutch …
Kremlin: Macron refused to take PCR test before meeting with Putin
French President Emmanuel Macron refused to take a PCR test before talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the Russian presidential speaker Dmitry Peskov.
"Probably, it is necessary to clarify, because it causes great interest. Indeed, in some situations, Putin communicates with his guests directly, very close, sitting in front of the fireplace in the representative office. They shake hands and so on, and with other negotiations take place at the table," Peskov said at a press …
French intelligence: Russia has 3 scenarios for invading Ukraine
French intelligence believes that Moscow is developing several scenarios for military aggression against Ukraine: from the seizure of the entire Donbas to the occupation of cities in the South of Ukraine.
The French news agency Europe1, referring to the French intelligence, said that Putin is still planning to invade Ukraine. At the same time, the Russian president understands the balance of power is "very tense."
According to Europe1, Putin will decide the future fate of Ukraine based on the …