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  • Ukraine – Death of a journalist (13.04.15)

    France was deeply saddened by news of an attack in eastern Ukraine in which one journalist was reportedly killed and another seriously injured. We offer our condolences to the family of the deceased journalist.

  • Ukraine – Shelling of a trolleybus in Donetsk (22.01.15)

    Following the ministerial meeting in Berlin in the Normandy format (France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia), which reaffirmed the urgent need for the withdrawal of heavy weapons on both sides of the demarcation line mentioned in the Minsk protocol, France expresses its dismay at the death of 13 civilians following the shelling of a trolleybus in Donetsk.

  • Ukraine – Early parliamentary elections (26.10.14)

    The Ukrainian people have voted in a multi-party election. France welcomes the smooth conduct, under difficult conditions, of these early parliamentary elections. It reaffirms its attachment to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

  • Ukraine (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 27.08.14)

    We have been mobilized since the start of the crisis to reach a solution that would involve a ceasefire, more effective control of the border between Russia and Ukraine and the launch of national dialogue in Ukraine. France is prepared to contribute to any initiative in this direction.

  • Meeting in Berlin – Statement by Laurent Fabius (03.07.14)

    "The agreement reached on July 2 lays the groundwork for moving toward a bilateral ceasefire and restoring stability. The arrangement includes a deadline for holding a meeting of the contact group by July 5, the main objective of which will be the implementation of the ceasefire by all parties. "

  • Ukraine – Laurent Fabius’s visit to Berlin (02.07.14)

    Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, traveled to Berlin to discuss with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts – in conjunction with the German minister of foreign affairs - ways of finding a political solution to the Ukrainian crisis.

  • Ukraine – Death of a Russian journalist (29.06.14)

    France deplores the death of Russian journalist, Anatoly Klyan, yesterday during fighting in eastern Ukraine, in the wake of the deaths of Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin on June 17. Full light must be shed on the circumstances behind his death. This death adds to the excessively long list of victims of the conflict.

  • Ukraine – Death of two Russian journalists (17.06.14)

    France deplores the loss of two Russian journalists, Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, on June 17 during fighting in eastern Ukraine. Full light must be shed on the circumstances behind the death of these two journalists. These deaths add to the list, which is far too long, of victims of the conflict.

  • Situation in Ukraine (24.04.14)

    President Hollande discussed the situation in Ukraine with the American president, the German chancellor and the British and Italian prime ministers.

  • Situation in Ukraine - Joint declaration by the Foreign Ministers of Poland, Germany and France (28.02.14)

    We take note of the formation of a transitional government in Ukraine supported by a broad majority of votes in the Ukrainian parliament. This transitional government will have to face immense challenges in order to improve the standards of living of the citizens of Ukraine which can be only achieved through the implementation of the transition and modernization reforms, including fight with corruption, and respect for democratic values. We are ready to support Ukraine in these efforts.

  • Situation in Ukraine - Statement by Laurent Fabius (01.02.14)

    The Ukraine situation shows worrying signs of deterioration. France condemns the intolerable acts of which civilians are the victims and the government’s calls for a state of emergency. We call for an immediate halt to the violence. We would draw all the necessary conclusions from the continuation of such practices.

  • Ukraine – Violence (22.01.14)

    France expresses its deep concern over the serious clashes that have been taking place in the Ukrainian capital for several days.



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