2 month ago
Central African Republic: Bangui opens an investigation after the arrest of 4 French army soldiers
French foreign minister Le Drian offers robust rebuttal to question over French president's mediation efforts on Ukraine, saying he did all in his power to avoid war but Putin's signature and word is now shown to be worthless
Le Drian defending Macron against Putin's humilation says 'what is new is that Putin no longer honours Russia's signature.'
French FM Le Drian says he's not planning to meet Lavrov on Friday in Paris. That had been discussed yesterday on basis of no Ukraine invasion. Le Drian implies that when discussed with Lavrov, the latter must have known about Putin's looming move
Downing Street readout of Boris Johnson's call with French President Emmanuel Macron this afternoon. A Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The Prime Minister spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron this afternoon about the chilling developments in Ukraine last night"
Macron had a call with Vučić
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called an emergency national security meeting to address recent developments linked to the crisis in Ukraine, the Elysee Palace said on Monday
Air France has cancelled flights to and from Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday as a "precautionary measure," the airline confirmed to CNN. Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, KLM, and Austrian Airlines have also suspended flights to and from Kyiv
Kremlin's spokesperson confirmed that Putin and Macron had 2nd phone call tonight at 1am(Moscow time)
Boris Johnson and French president Emmanuel Macron have agreed during a phone call that the next week will be "crucial for diplomacy" as the West looks to avert war between Russia and Ukraine
President Biden and French President Macron held a very quick call this afternoon that lasted just 15 minutes, according to the White House. Putin and Macron spoke earlier today
Elysee: Any miscalculation from any side will ignite the situation in Ukraine
President Zelensky: Had an urgent conversation with President @EmmanuelMacron. Informed about the aggravation on the frontline, our losses, the shelling of Ukrainian politicians & international journalists. Discussed the need and possible ways of immediate de-escalation & political-diplomatic settlement
France urges nationals to leave Ukraine
Call of Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, with his Russian counterpart Lavrov
"We must avoid the worst", Macron will talk Sunday with Putin - Elysée
2 month ago
On the withdrawal of France from Mali: it is a failure of whom? @JY_LeDrian: "We are not in failure in Mali. If by chance, there is a failure, it is to be sought on the side of the junta which has taken no initiative to strengthen action against terrorism"
A spokesman for the French Ministry of Defense: Mali's rulers preferred to pay money to Russian mercenaries
In the event of a vital risk, you must prevent their departure, even in the event that migrants use children as human shields, replies the regional prefect to the police officers on duty in Calais.
3 month ago
France, it's European allies & Canada will withdraw troops from Mali due to "multiple obstructions" by the ruling military junta said France's President Emmanuel Macron. Some troops will now be hosted in Niger & some will provide support to countries around the Gulf of Guinea
This February 17, 2022, Emmanuel Macron declared France and its partners have taken the decision to withdraw their military forces from Mali. This withdrawal will result in the closure of the rights-of-way of Gossi de Ménaka and Gao
Fight against terrorism in the Sahel: Emmanuel Macron announces that European soldiers will be redeployed from Mali to Niger
France, its European partners and Canada announce a "coordinated withdrawal" of their armed forces in Mali mali france military withdrawal
Russia has 'just as many troops' as before on Ukraine border: French foreign minister
French Foreign Minister: The agreement with Iran requires political decisions from Tehran
The French Foreign Ministry: The situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border is very dangerous
Russia recognition of Ukraine separatist regions would be 'attack without weapons': France
In the Pontanézen district, mortar fire, car fires and clashes with the police are increasing. The inhabitants are exhausted
According to several sources, President Emmanuel Macron must announce Wednesday evening or Thursday a withdrawal from Mali of the French forces of the anti-jihadist operation in the Sahel.
French government: Macron will make a decision on military commitments in Mali soon