President met with the delegation of the French Senate
President Petro Poroshenko met with the delegation of the French senators headed by Chairman of the French-Ukrainian Group of Friendship Herve Maurey.
The leaders of the Normandy format expressed resolute support to the cease-fire regime on the occasion of the beginning of a new school year
The President of Ukraine held a phone conversation with the leaders of the Normandy format – the President of France, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, and the President of Russia.
One killed in Marseille after car crashes into bus shelters: police
At least one person was killed and another injured in Marseille on Monday when a car crashed into two bus shelters in different parts of the French city, police said, according to Reuters.
France to allocate funds for solar power plants construction in Chornobyl
French Charge d'Affaires in Ukraine Christophe Le Rigoleur announced the readiness of his government to allocate funds to help our country in developing a feasibility study for building solar power plants in the exclusion zone in Chornobyl. This was reported on Facebook page by Volodymyr Kistion, Vice Prime Minister, responsible for energy, ecology and the use of mineral resources.
Germany, France, Russia to discuss Ukraine issue at G20 summit
The leaders of France, Germany and Russia will discuss the issue of Ukraine within the G20 summit that starts on July 6 in Hamburg. The German Government claimed this as Associated Press reported.​
Petya.A ransomware strikes Europe: Attacks in Britain, Netherlands, France, Spain – media
Companies in different European countries report that their computers have been attacked by hackers, according to the Latvian-based Russian-language news portal Meduza.
President honored memory of the Holodomor victims in France
In the course of the working visit to France, President Petro Poroshenko visited Senlis to honor memory of the Holodomor victims in Ukraine and lay flowers to the memorial plaque.
Macron wants to resume cooperation in Normandy format to settle situation in Donbas
French President Emmanuel Macron says he is determined to support the Minsk process in order to settle the situation in Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Poroshenko, Macron to meet in Paris on June 26
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris is scheduled for June 26, 2017, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Police task force operation near Notre Dame de Paris
A man armed with a hammer attempted to attacked a police officer near Notre Dame de Paris cathedral. The police opened fire in return, wounding and stopping the assailant, CBS reports. As of 7 p.m. Kyiv time, there’s no information on the attacker's conditions.
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands security assurance for OSCE observers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France stated for the demand of security assurance for OSCE observers in Donbas to let them perform their mission. The Reuters reports this.
Putin and Macron to discuss Ukraine and Normandy Format
The prospects of the Normandy Four and Ukraine, nuclear issue of North Korea, the situation in Syria and Libya will be the prioritized topics of the international part of the discussion between Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia and Emmanuel Macron, the President of France. Yuriy Ushakov, assistant to the president of Russia for foreign relations reported this, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
President of Ukraine coordinated positions with President of France Emmanuel Macron on the eve of the G7 Summit
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone call with newly elected President of France Emmanuel Macron.
Stoltenberg: Minsk agreement to be discussed at upcoming NATO Summit
Russia’s failure to comply with the Minsk agreements will be one of the major topics for discussion during the oncoming NATO summit in Brussels, slated for Thursday, May 25. Jens Stoltenberg, the Alliance’s Secretary General said that at a briefing in the Belgian capital.
U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government’s coordinator for Russia cooperation
Donald Trump Administration does not want to take on additional functions and join the Normandy format of talks on Donbas settlement, the German government’s coordinator for intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia, and the Eastern Partnership countries Gernot Erler told Deutsche Welle.
Reuters: Macron, Putin to continue Ukraine, Syria talks despite disagreements
"Despite diverging positions on a number of subjects, they noted the old and singular relationship between the two countries, which have had 300 years of diplomatic relations," the aide to Macron said, Reuters reported.
Hollande says he will hand power over to Macron on May 14 – France 24
French President Francois Hollande says he will hand power over to Macron on May 14, according to France 24.
Petro Poroshenko congratulated Emmanuel Macron on having been elected President of France
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko sent a written message to Emmanuel Macron and congratulated him on having been elected President of France.
Peace in Ukraine depends on U.S. and Trump – Kuchma
Ukraine's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group, second president Leonid Kuchma believes that the establishment of peace in Donbas largely depends on the U.S. and President Donald Trump.
Moscow court extended arrest of Sushchenko until June 30
Moscow court extended the arrest for Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko. This was reported by his lawyer Mark Feigin in Twitter. “Lefortovo court of Moscow extended the term of arrest for Roman Sushchenko for two month until June 30, 2017,” he wrote. Ukrinform agency correspondent in France Roman Sushchenko was detained in violation of international rules in Moscow where he arrived with a private trip on September 30, 2016.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister condemns yesterday's terrorist attack in Paris
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, condemned yesterday's terrorist attack in the center of the French capital. He wrote about this on his Twitter page.
Joint press release following a phone call in the Normandy format
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation in the Normandy format with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Francois Hollande and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
Britain and France call for Bashar al-Assad to leave office after chemical attack in Syria
Great Britain and France renewed their call for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a suspected chemical attack, which killed 72 people, 20 children among them. This was reported by Reuters.
General amnesty for Donbas militants impossible – Yury Lutsenko
The general amnesty for Donbas militants is out of the question. It can be granted only on an individual basis, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko said, speaking to Bild Apr. 2, Interfaxc-Ukrayina reports.
President had a trilateral phone conversation with Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a trilateral phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande.
Election in occupied Donbas no longer on Minsk agenda – Ukraine's negotiator
Expert of the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the Donbas crisis Olga Aivazovska claims that the issue of holding local elections in Russia-occupied Donbas is no longer on the agenda of Minsk peace talks due to the efforts of the Ukrainian side, according to a Ukrainian television channel.
French MFA calls on Russia to influence militants to solve Donbas conflict
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Russia to influence militants to solve Donbas conflict. This was announced by the Foreign Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault during the briefing on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Normandy Four may meet in Munich
The foreign ministers of the "Normandy Four" (Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine) may have a Conference on safety in Munich, reports Interfax-Ukraine citing the diplomatic source.
French presidential candidate Le Pen claimed Crimea was not annexed and expressed her vision, opposite to the EU position
Marine Le Pen, the National Front's presidential candidate, said on Tuesday that the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia was "not illegal", contrary to the position of the EU and U.S., according to Le Figaro.
Normandy Four talks "lowered risk" of Russia’s offensive in Donbas - diplomatic source
The Normandy Four dinner in Berlin has reduced the likelihood of Russia’s large-scale offensive on positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas, a source in diplomatic circles.
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