Contents tagged with Macron

  • Ambassador of France in Kyiv: In the near future Poroshenko will meet with Macron

    On the agenda for the upcoming meeting between the Presidents of Ukraine and France, Petro Poroshenko and Emmanuel Macron, will be a discussion of bilateral cooperation and interaction within the framework of the Normandy format, as announced by the Ambassador of France in Ukraine, Isabelle Dumont, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “When there are meetings at different levels, we will discuss bilateral relations, issues related to Ukraine’s future, relations with Europe, and of course, the situation …

  • Media: Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate was involved in hacking of Macron's email

    The Chief Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Russian Armed Forces could be behind the cyber-attack at the headquarters of French President Emmanuel Macron, as reported by Russian Insider publication, citing its own investigation.

    In May, Insider wrote that the name of Georgiy Roshka, an employee of ZAO Evrika, which works with the Russian Ministry of Defense, appeared in the files from the hacked correspondence of Macron's headquarters. It also reported that in 2014, Roshka allegedly …

  • Macron calls Russia Today and Sputnik news outlets ‘tools of propaganda’

    French President Emmanuel Macron at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the Russian state television channel Russia Today and the news agency Sputnik as "tools of false propaganda."

    On Election Day in France, Sputnik and Russia Today were not allowed into Macron’s headquarters despite several requests.

    He responded to the question as to why employees of Russia Today and Sputnik were denied access to his election headquarters during the election campaign. " …

  • Macron warns Putin that sanctions will be tightened if the situation in the Donbas escalates

    French President Emmanuel Macron said that he is willing to tighten the sanctions against Russia if the situation in the Donbas escalates.

    He made a statement to this effect at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Versailles.

    “If needed, we will have to intensify the sanctions, but (only) if there is an escalation. But if there is a de-escalation, this won’t happen, and I want there to be a de-escalation,” Macron emphasized.

    He also added that a discussion of the …

  • Media: Putin to make an unexpected visit to Paris

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will make an unplanned visit to Paris, during which he will meet with the new French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian news outlet Kommersant reports, citing a high-ranking source in the Kremlin and informed sources in Paris.

    The reason for the visit will be the opening of an exhibition on Peter I in Versailles.

    The exhibition in Versailles coincides with the 300th anniversary of the Russian Tsar’s visit to France and the establishing of bilateral diplomatic …

  • Macron spoke with Putin on the phone

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Thursday. According to the Kremlin's website, the fight against terrorism and work within the framework of the "Normandy format" were discussed.

    "The possibility of an upcoming in person meeting was also discussed," the message says. Macron took office as a French President on May 14th.

    On May 16th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the first contact between Ukraine and the …

  • Poroshenko: Macron will become an ally of Ukraine in the Normandy format talks

    President Petro Poroshenko is hopeful that the election of Emmanuel Macron to the French Presidency will bring more effective work to the Normandy Four, as he wrote on his Facebook page.

    "With this victory, Ukraine has found a reliable ally in the Normandy group in the struggle to restore our sovereignty and territorial integrity," Poroshenko said.

    The President also thanked the winner of the election for "an uncompromising support of Ukraine in dealing with Russian aggression," although it …

  • Poroshenko congratulated Macron on his victory in the French presidential election

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has sent written congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the presidential election in France.

    "The choice of the French people is a clear testament to the triumph of Europe's progressive program of freedom over European nationalism," Poroshenko's press service quotes him as saying.

    The Ukrainian president assured his future French counterpart that Ukraine would remain a reliable partner.

    Poroshenko also expressed his special gratitude to …

  • Macron denied Russian media a presence at his pre-election events

    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron excludes the possibility of the presence of journalists from Russian state-run media Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik at his pre-election events. A spokesman from the headquarters of the leader of the independent movement "En Marche!" (“Forward!”) announced this on Friday, April 28.  

    According to the spokesman, the reason for this decision is that the Kremlin-funded television channel and the news agency disseminate "false information" about the …

  • French authorities accuse Russia of conducting a cyber-campaign against Macron

    French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault suspects Russia of conducting hacker attacks directed at the e-mail of Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with Journal du Dimanche, Ayrault said that "France will not allow its choice to be dictated."

    According to him, Macron, who is the "pro-European candidate" is being subjected to cyber-attacks. "Just look at the other candidates, Marine Le Pen or François Fillon. Russia gives them preferential treatment in the French …