Contents tagged with Macron

  • French President Macron speaks to Putin about supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine

    According to the Élysée Palace’s website, French President Emmanuel Macron had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the conversation, Macron reminded Putin of the latter’s commitment to a constructive dialogue between Russia, France and Europe.

    "The President recalled that France remains firmly committed to the full restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and the effective implementation …

  • French President Macron will not attend Russian stand at book fair in Paris

    According to the statement released by the Élysée Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron will not attend the Russian exhibition stand at the book fair in Paris due to the Russian Federation’s possible involvement in the recent poisoning of an ex-spy, Le Figaro reports.

    According to the report, Macron will not patronize the Russian stand even though Russia is an honorary guest of the event. "The President will not attend the official pavilion of Russia at the book fair… due to the assault in …

  • Macron: Putin must convince Syrian government to respect ceasefire

    During a telephone conversation with Putin ,French President Emmanuel Macron called on his Russian counterpart to encourage Syria to adopt a UN resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire “without any ambiguity”, reported Radio Liberty, citing a source in Macron’s office.

    The Elysee Palace reported that during the conversation, Macron “stressed that humanitarian workers should be able to reach all people who need help, without hindrance and without delay.”

    On March 5, the UN Office for …

  • Trump discusses Putin's statements with Merkel and Macron

    United States President Donald Trump has discussed statements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding nuclear weapons with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    The American leader spoke with his European counterparts separately on Thursday, March 1, the White House Press Office reported.

    A statement by the US presidential administration notes that "the leaders…shared their serious concerns over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent statements on …

  • Merkel and Macron call on Russia to exert pressure on Assad

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron called on Russian President Vladimir Putin “to exert maximum pressure on the Syrian regime” in order to implement an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ghouta. The press service of the German government reported on the telephone conversation between the three leaders on Sunday, February 25th.

    According to the report, the three leaders agreed to the UN Security Council resolution, which calls on all parties to the conflict to …

  • Macron and Merkel sent appeal to Putin over situation in eastern Ghouta

    French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a joint letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin requesting the approval of a UN Security Council resolution on a truce in Syria, reported Le Figaro, citing the Élysée Palace.

    In the letter, the leaders of France and Germany asked Putin to support the draft resolution, which calls for a cessation of hostilities for a period of 30 days in order to deliver humanitarian aid to Eastern Ghouta, as well as to evacuate the …

  • Macron threatens to strike Syria if chemical weapons are used

    France will strike Syria if the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population is confirmed, stated French President Emmanuel Macron, Deutsche Welle reports.

    Macron clarified that in such a case, the strike will be directed against the locations where the chemical weapons are created or stored. He added that France does not currently possess adequate evidence that such weapons have been used in Syria.

    The Syrian government is suspected of carrying out a chemical attack in the city of …

  • Macron and Putin hold phone conversation to discuss situation in Ukraine

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Friday.

    The Kremlin’s press service reported that the Heads of State discussed the situation in Ukraine "with an emphasis on the need for full implementation of the [Minsk Agreements]”, among other things.

    Later, Elysee Palace releases statement confirming conversation occurred.

    "In connection with the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, the President of the Republic noted that implementation of the …

  • Turkey signs contract with European conglomerate Eurosam to develop anti-air defense systems

    Turkey has signed a contract with the French-Italian military enterprise, the Eurosam, to conduct research on the development of a new anti-aircraft defense system.

    “The future system, equipped with modern technical abilities to defend against the most dangerous threats (stealth aircraft, winged, and ballistic missiles) will be ready by the mid-twenties,” a press-release from the company said.

    The research which will be conducted over 18 months will lay the foundation for a contract to …

  • European countries call on Russia to return representatives to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in Donbas

    Germany and France have called for Russian officers to return to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) of the ceasefire in the Donbas. A joint statement was signed on December 23 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, reports Radio Liberty.

    The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also expressed anxiety over the withdrawal of Russian representatives from JCCC.

    "This measure [is] yet another attempt at undermining security of the monitors’ work …