Contents tagged with Macron

  • Macron and Putin discuss Donbas 'special status' during phone call

    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 …

  • Kremlin praises Macron for 'thoughtfulness'

    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 …

  • Poland warns against rapprochement between Russia and France

    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 …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons French Ambassador after Macron's words about 'Ukrainian gangs'

    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 …

  • Macron: I prefer immigrants from Africa over ‘illegal Ukrainian gangs’

    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 …

  • Putin to attend Chirac's memorial service

    The press secretary of Russian President, Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin will attend a memorial service for former French President Jacques Chirac, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    The memorial service for Chirac will be held in Paris on September 30. After the Church service, French President Emmanuel Macron will invite the heads of countries, who have come to pay tribute to the former head of state, to the Elysee Palace.

    Jacques Chirac died on September 26 at the age of 86. He was …

  • Putin and Macron discuss Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap in phone call

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone on Sunday and lauded the prisoner exchange between Kyiv and Moscow that took place on September 7. The politicians expressed hope that the exchange would help to improve Russian-Ukrainian relations. Macron and Putin also voiced their support for continuing peace talks in the Normandy Format (Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France).

    During the call, Putin stressed that there is “no alternative” to the …

  • Media: Putin, Merkel and Macron teach Ukrainian President Zelensky a ‘tough lesson’

    After four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the Donbas, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky requested an emergency session of the Normandy Format, but his request has gone unanswered, the Ukrainian news outlet Glavred writes.

    The news outlet believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have taught their Ukrainian colleague a “tough lesson”.

    They have made it clear that they do not intend to attend “emergency sessions” …

  • Macron promises to discuss attack on Ukrainian soldiers with Putin

    The press service of the French President, following his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, reported that French President Emmanuel Macron wants to achieve quick results  in the Normandy format negitiations, and promises to discuss the death of four Ukrainian soldiers in the Donbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Emmanuel Macron assured President Zelensky that France is fully committed to achieving concrete results in a short time within …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky invites Putin to meet in Minsk

    In a video message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron to hold a meeting in Belarus.

    "And now, I want to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Do we need to talk? Yes, we do. I propose the following group for the conversation: me, you, the President of the USA, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Chancellor …