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French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the news outlet RFI that he is ready for closer relations with Russia, despite Moscow's long history of conflicts with its neighbors.
When asked what event caused Emmanuel Macron to change his attitude towards Vladimir Putin and support a review of relations with Russia, the French president said that it was the result of long reflections.
"I would not say that it was a special event among others. It was a slow decision, a historical …
German government deputy spokesperson Martina Fitz wrote on her Twitter that Berlin and Paris welcome the exchange of prisoners between the parties involved in the military conflict in the Donbas.
As Fitz noted, the exchange should help restore trust between the parties and establish a ceasefire. "Amid the celebration of the New Year and Orthodox Christmas, today's exchange has become a humanitarian gesture that everyone was expecting for a long time," said Fitz.
The exchange is the proof of …
French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, said the French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie-Agnès Bermann in an interview with Echo of Moscow radio station.
"The president said that he will attend the Victory Day in Moscow on May 9," she said.
According to the diplomat, Macron has already given a positive answer.
Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on the TV program “The Great Game” on Channel One Russia that during the Normandy Four Summit, French President Emmanuel Macron interrupted a personal conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to Peskov, Putin and Zelensky talked together for 10-15 minutes, which is "not so short." "Then they were interrupted by President Macron, who insisted on continuing the work at the Normandy Four …
Two Western companies specializing in cybersecurity have received evidence of the involvement of Russian intelligence services to hack the correspondence of French President Emmanuel Macron and his entourage, reports Le Monde.
Macron’s email was hacked in May 2017 before the second round of the French presidential election. In July, Wikileaks posted 21 thousand letters related to the election campaign of the French President. Macron said at the time that Russian hackers were behind this, but …
French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Presidents discussed the situation in Ukraine in advance of the Normandy Four Summit, which is scheduled for December 9 in Paris, reports the Kremlin's press service.
Macron and Putin noted that "holding such a meeting should contribute to the quick and full implementation of the Minsk agreements."
"In this context, the importance of Kyiv to fulfill its obligations on the political …
The Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called French President Emmanuel Macron's approach to assess Russia's development options as "thoughtful," reports RIA Novosti news agency. According to Peskov, the options proposed by Macron "favorably differ" from the superficial Russophobic and apocalyptic scenarios that are often discussed between different "experts."
Peskov also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin favors Macron's approach and "highly appreciates" their …
The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) has warned against the danger of rapprochement between Russia and France.
In a corresponding bulletin published by PISM, Polish analysts state that the pursuit of French President Emmanuel Macron of the course aimed at closer cooperation with Moscow can undermine the unity within the European Union and NATO on several issues. The reason for such actions of the French President is an attempt to counteract the growing influence of China in the …
The Spokesperson of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Kateryna Zelenko reported that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned French Ambassador Etienne de Poncins to explain the words of French President Emmanuel Macron against Ukrainians.
"In connection with the appearance in the media of the words attributed to French President Macron, the French ambassador to Ukraine was invited to the Foreign Ministry to provide clarifications," reads the statement.
The French Ambassador noted that the …
French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the right-wing magazine Valeurs actuelles that he is going to fight against parallel societies and illegal immigration to France, including Ukrainians, reports Deutsche Welle.
"I prefer legal immigrants from Guinea or Ivory Coast over illegal Ukrainian or Bulgarian gangs," said Macron.
The comment of the French President caused a scandal in France. Critics have accused Macron of playing along with right-wing supporters and trying to …