Russia and France

Macron doesn't rule out new contacts with Putin

Macron doesn't rule out new contacts with Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron does not rule out possible new contacts with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, he said at a press conference following the NATO summit in Madrid. According to the Head of state, the intensity of …

France backs Russian gold ban

France backs Russian gold ban

France backs banning Russian gold exports and the proposal now needs to be discussed among the European Union's 27 members, a French presidency official said on Sunday. The official said Paris was not opposed to a cap on Russian oil …

France still receiving Russian gas, but at varying quantities

France still receiving Russian gas, but at varying quantities

France will still receive Russian gas imports over the next days, the country's energy minister said on Thursday, but added that amounts will be varying, depending on the overall supply situation in its European neighbour countries. …

Macron says he could visit Russia

Macron says he could visit Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he could travel to Moscow. "In order to go to Russia now there need to be preliminary conditions, signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin," he said in an interview with …

France ready to work for establishing peace in Ukraine

France ready to work for establishing peace in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron, in a conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, announced his readiness to work on the conditions for finding a solution in order to ensure peace in Ukraine. Today, the heads of state …

Russia is open to dialogue on Ukraine, Putin says

Russia is open to dialogue on Ukraine, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone conversations with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, during which he said that Russia, "despite Kyiv's inconsistency and unpreparedness for serious work," is still open to …

Putin congratulates Macron on re-election

Putin congratulates Macron on re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as President of France, the Kremlin press service said. “I sincerely wish you success in your state activities, as well as good …

Macron says it’s important to continue talks with Putin

Macron says it’s important to continue talks with Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron said that it is necessary to continue negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he told the France Inter radio station on Friday. "I think it is our duty to continue negotiations with …

France expels 6 Russian diplomats

France expels 6 Russian diplomats

France's foreign ministry on Monday declared six Russian diplomats as "persona non grata". In the absence of Russia's ambassador in Paris, his number two had been summoned to inform him of the reasons for the …

French Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador

French Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador

Russian Ambassador to Paris Alexey Meshkov has been summoned to the French Foreign Ministry, France’s top diplomat Jean-Yves Le Drian wrote on Twitter. "I have decided to summon the Russian ambassador to the Foreign Ministry …

Macron does not rule out new sanctions against Russia

Macron does not rule out new sanctions against Russia

France will discuss with its EU partners the introduction of new sanctions against Russia over the situation in the Ukrainian town of Bucha near Kiev and does not rule out restrictions on the supplies of Russian oil and coal, French President …

Macron told Putin paying gas bills in rubles not possible

Macron told Putin paying gas bills in rubles not possible

French President Emmanuel Macron told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that it was not possible for Western gas clients to pay their bills in rubles, a French presidential official told journalists on Tuesday. "France is …

Macron plans to hold another conversation with Putin today

Macron plans to hold another conversation with Putin today

French President Emmanuel Macron plans to hold another telephone conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on March 29, French Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Anne Claire Legendre told BFM TV. "President Macron plans to once …

"Auchan" stays in Russia

"Auchan" stays in Russia

The French company "Auchan" will continue its work in Russia, as it acts in the interests of the country's population. This was stated by the CEO of the company, Yves Claude, to the newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. …

Macron to call Putin in two-three days

Macron to call Putin in two-three days

French President Emmanuel Macron intends to have another telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I expect a new conversation with President Putin in the next 48-72 hours," TASS quotes him as saying. …