Contents tagged with France

  • Russian billionaire Alexei Kuzmichev detained in France on money laundering and tax evasion charges

    On the morning of October 30, French police detained Alexei Kuzmichev, co-owner of the Russian investment conglomerate Alpha Group, on suspicion of money laundering, tax evasion, and violations of European sanctions, reports the newspaper Le Monde . Search warrant were executed at his residence in central Paris and his villa in Saint-Tropez. Unconfirmed reports suggest that bundles of money were found at the oligarch's villa. The total amount has not been disclosed. Le Monde does not elaborate …

  • French company Turgis & Gaillard and Ukraine’s Antonov to jointly produce Aarok drones for Ukrainian Armed Forces

    French company Turgis & Gaillard has signed a contract with Ukrainian company Antonov for the joint production of Aarok MALE drones, reports La Tribune.

    According to the newspaper, the agreement was signed during the visit of French Defense Minister, Sebastien Lecornu, to Kyiv on September 28th.

    According to Fanny Turgis, President and Founder of Turgis & Gaillard, the drone "should start flying in Ukraine next year." She clarified that after signing the agreement, the Ukrainian and French …

  • Ambassador : France delivers all promised SCALP missiles to Ukraine

    "All long-range SCALP cruise missiles, which France promised to provide to Ukraine in the framework of the first batch, have already been delivered," said Ukraine's ambassador to France, Vadym Omelchenko.

    "This batch was a trial one, the missiles have proven themselves well. The main question of these deliveries is their pace, and here the French are doing very well. In general, if you hear a statement from President Zelensky or President Macron that France has made a decision at the request …

  • France to provide long-range missiles to Ukraine

    France has decided to deliver long-range missiles to Ukraine to support the counteroffensive, said French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Vilnius.

    These will most likely be the Franco-British Storm Shadow cruise missiles (the French name is SCALP EG), which were previously delivered to Ukraine by the United Kingdom.

    Germany, in turn, will deliver Leopard 1 battle tanks, Marder infantry fighting vehicles, Patriot air defense missile launchers and missiles to Ukraine. A new aid …

  • 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 …