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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 President Emmanuel Macron said that during his discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he managed to "achieve some progress to move towards the security of the region."
"During the discussions that we held with Presidents Putin and Zelensky, we were able to achieve some progress in order to, so to speak, move towards the security of the region. We should not engage in any unilateral formats, but we should come up with exactly …
French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation. One of the topics of the conversation was the situation around Ukraine.
According to the Kremlin’s press service, the conversation took place at the initiative of the French side.
The Kremlin's press service reports that Putin complained to the French president about the alleged violation of the Minsk agreements by Ukraine. The Russian president claims that Kyiv is exacerbating the situation …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the proposal of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron for direct negotiations with Vladimir Putin is unfair towards Ukraine.
In an interview with the Lithuanian publication LRT, Zelensky said that he believes that a personal meeting between the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the President of the United States, Joe Biden, is "their right." According to Zelensky, these are large countries, which …
The French leadership hopes that Russia will not interfere in the presidential elections in 2022 but Paris is under no illusions about the practices of hacking and information attacks that Russia uses against other countries, said in an interview with LB.ua Pierre Person, a member of the French National Assembly and one of the closest associates of President Emmanuel Macron.
"In 2017 and 2018, during a meeting with the Russian leadership, President Macron made it clear that such interference …
Russian President Vladimir Putin complained about Ukraine during a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, reported the Kremlin's press service.
Putin and Macron spoke about the need to intensify the negotiation progress to implement the Minsk agreements and resolve the conflict in the Donbas.
"The Russian president pointed to the destructive actions of Kyiv, which is responsible for sabotaging the efforts, including Normandy format," the Kremlin said.
Putin believes …
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, summoned the German Ambassador Anka Feldhusen and France’s ambassador Etienne de Ponsen to hear an explanation regarding the proposal of the French and German leaders to hold direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to him, the fact that other leaders of the European Union refused the idea to hold a summit with Putin is "very good. It is a victory." Also, the document adopted by the EU member states says that Russia should …