Contents tagged with Macron

  • 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 …

  • President Zelensky calls for end war in Ukraine

    In the message of the Ukrainian President Zelensky that was published on his website on the Day of Memory and Sorrow, Zelsnsky said that Ukrainians need to remember the feat of their ancestors who defended the country, as well as to make every effort to prevent the war from becoming a routine for future generations.

    The Ukrainian President reminded that early in the morning on June 22, 1941, Kyiv was bombed. "The Second World War broke into our homes and covered the entire territory of Ukraine. …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky: preparations for the Normandy format meeting have started

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, at a joint briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, said that the advisers of the member-countries of the Normandy format will meet soon to prepare for the meeting of the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia, reports Ukrinform News Agency.

    "We agreed on the importance of restoring cooperation within the Normandy format. Our foreign policy advisers will meet soon and prepare the next meeting of the leaders. This is a key issue," …

  • Macron does not want Russia completely excluded from Council of Europe

    During a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he intends to prevent a full withdrawal of Russia from the Council of Europe. He also said that restricting the rights of the Russian Delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) cannot be considered as a sanction against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine.

    “There are matters of sanctions on Russia, and in this regard France is adhering to …

  • Macron hopes Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe

    During a meeting with CE Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he hopes that Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe despite its disagreements with the other members of the organization, reported in Le Figaro.

    “I hope Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe,” said Macron as he welcomed Jagland to the Elysée Palace.

    France will take over the presidency of the Council of Europe in mid-May.

    Previously, it was reported in the …

  • Kyiv: Russia refuses to agree on 'Easter truce' in Donbas

    During negotiations held by the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Russia refused to support Ukraine’s initiative to declare an Easter truce that would start on April 19, said Ukrainian representative in the TCG, Iryna Herashchenko.

    According to her, the Skype conference lasted for six hours, but the negotiations bore no results.

    “Russia refused to support the Ukrainian initiative to declare a truce for the holiday and refused to take on the responsibility of enforcing a cease-fire in the Donbas, …

  • Macron to meet Poroshenko and Zelensky on April 12

    Ukraine’s Presidential candidate and actor Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Paris (France) to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on April 12, the same day as Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, announced at a briefing Poroshenko’s external adviser and spokesperson for his election campaign, Oleg Medvedev.

    "I know that Zelensky will travel to meet Macron. French authorities coordinated this issue with the Ukrainian side through the diplomatic channels. The Poroshenko’s view is that it …