A GIGN task force has arrived at the French embassy in Kyiv Ukraine
French President: The Russian attack on Ukraine is the beginning of a large-scale operation, and this is what Putin himself said
Macron called Putin to 'demand immediate halt' to Russia offensive in Ukraine: Elysee
11 month ago
Macron just now "The events last night are a turning point in Europe's history". It's an "act of war" that "we did everything to avoid". France shelves hopes of dialogue with Russia and marks its absolute solidarity with Europe's eastern allies + Ukraine: "Their freedom is ours"
French presidential source: Tomorrow the European summit will discuss the possible refugee crisis
Elysee: There is a risk of manipulation and misinformation to create a pretext for attacking Ukraine
Putin wants to 'negate' Ukraine as sovereign country: French FM
11 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
11 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.
11 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