France’s Macron To Speak With Russia’s Putin On Tuesday

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron will speak with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephone at around midday Paris time (1000GMT), Macron’s office said on Tuesday. Although the two spoke regularly in the early weeks following Russia’s Feb.24 invasion of Ukraine, Macron last talked to Putin on March 29. Tuesday’s call would take … More France’s Macron To Speak With Russia’s Putin On Tuesday

Putin Says Russia Will Switch Gas Sales To Roubles For ‘Unfriendly’ Countries

PARIS, France – Russia plans to switch its gas sales to ‘unfriendly’ countries to roubles, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, responding to a freeze on Russia’s assets by foreign nations over events in Ukraine that he said had destroyed Moscow’s trust. European countries’ dependence on Russia gas and other exports has been thrown into … More Putin Says Russia Will Switch Gas Sales To Roubles For ‘Unfriendly’ Countries

Russia’s Ambassador In Indonesia Says Putin Plans TO Attend G20 Summit

JAKARTA – Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to attend a G20 Summit being hosted by Indonesia later this year, Russia’s ambassador in Jakarta said on Wednesday, following calls by some members for the country to be barred from the group. ‘Not only G20, many organisations are trying to expel Russia … the reaction of the … More Russia’s Ambassador In Indonesia Says Putin Plans TO Attend G20 Summit

Saudi Arabia Offers To Mediate Talks Between Russia And Ukraine

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, and he offered to make efforts to mediate talks between Moscow and Kyiv as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. Bin Salman said his country support ‘efforts that lead to a political solution that … More Saudi Arabia Offers To Mediate Talks Between Russia And Ukraine

Putin Told Macron He Will Continue War In Ukraine, According To Elysee Palace Source

PARIS, France – Russian president Vladimir Putin told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that he will continue military operations in Ukraine during a 90 – minute call initiated by Putin, an Elysee Palace source told reporters at a briefing on Thursday. ‘This conversation is unfortunately an occasion to hear that President Putin will continue military … More Putin Told Macron He Will Continue War In Ukraine, According To Elysee Palace Source

Russia’s Putin Puts Nuclear Forces On High Alert

PARIS, France – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military command to put Russia’s deterrence forces – a reference to units which include nuclear arms – on high alert, citing aggressive statements by NATO leaders and economic sanctions against Moscow. ‘As you can see, not only do Western countries take unfriendly measures against our country … More Russia’s Putin Puts Nuclear Forces On High Alert

Putin Orders Troops To Breakaway Regions In Eastern Ukraine

BUCHAREST, Romania – Russian President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent on Monday and ordered Russian army to launch what Moscow called a peacekeeping operation in the area, upping the ante in a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war. Putin told Russia’s defence ministry to deploy troops … More Putin Orders Troops To Breakaway Regions In Eastern Ukraine

Putin Plans To Recognise Eastern Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions – Kremlin

PARIS, France – Russian President Vladimir Putin told France’s president and Germany’s chancellor during phone calls on Monday that he planned to sign a degree recognising the two breakaway regions of Ukraine as independent entities shortly, the Kremlin said. The French and German leaders voiced disappointment after hearing the decision, the Kremlin said in a … More Putin Plans To Recognise Eastern Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions – Kremlin

Biden And Putin Agree In Principle To Ukraine Summit – French Presidency

PARIS, France – U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have agreed in principle to hold a summit on the Ukraine crisis, the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday. ‘The substance will have to be prepared by (U.S.) Secretary Blinken and (Russian Foreign) Minister Lavrov during their meeting on Thursday 24 … More Biden And Putin Agree In Principle To Ukraine Summit – French Presidency

Macron, Putin Disagree On Responsibility For Eastern Ukraine Tensions – French Official

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia’s Vladimir Putin disagreed in their phone call on Sunday over who was responsible for tensions in eastern Ukraine, a French presidential adviser said. Macron put blame on the Russian separatists and Putin on Ukraine, the French official said. He added the two agreed that a three … More Macron, Putin Disagree On Responsibility For Eastern Ukraine Tensions – French Official