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.
Telephone conversation between Laurent Fabius and his Ukrainian counterpart (19.06.14)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke with his new Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, whose appointment was confirmed yesterday by the Ukrainian Parliament. He warmly congratulated Mr. Klimkin on taking up office at a critical time for his country.
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.
Ukrainian presidential elections on May 25 - Statement by Laurent Fabius (27.05.14)
"The available results of the presidential elections indicate that Mr. Poroshenko has been elected in the first round of voting. I would like to offer him my warmest congratulations. "
Russia/ Ukraine – Sanctions (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 29.04.14)
Due to the lack of concrete measures to implement the Geneva declaration on the ground, the EU decided yesterday to extend the list of persons subject to asset freezes and visa bans.
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.
Ukraine – Statements by Laurent Fabius, following the Foreign Affairs Council (14.04.14)
"The aim is both to show firmness and to keep dialogue open, and that’s exactly the aim – it’s France’s position and it’s Europe’s position: to step up the pressure without making dialogue impossible, and that’s where diplomacy comes in."
Ukraine - Statement by Laurent Fabius (13.04.14)
"We call on all the parties to show restraint and engage in dialogue so that a peaceful solution to the crisis is found quickly. Everyone must work for de-escalation."
Ukraine - Statement by Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs (22.03.14)
"We now have 2 priorities: preventing any further escalation and supporting Ukraine in the political transition and economic reform process."
Ukraine – Communiqué issued by François Hollande, President of the Republic (18.03.14)
"The forthcoming European Council on 20 and 21 March must provide the opportunity for a strong, coordinated European response to the new phase which has just been entered."
Ukraine – Comments made by Laurent Fabius following the Foreign Affairs Council meeting (17.03.14)
"Following yesterday’s vote which is completely illegal and unconstitutional, we have taken three sets of decisions. "
Ukraine - Russia - Crimea – Statement by Laurent Fabius (16.03.14)
"Referendum in Crimea is illegal and contrary to the Ukrainian constitution. It is all the more illegal since it took place under the threat of the Russian occupying forces."
Ukraine – Statement by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman (13.03.14)
France will continue upholding democratic values in Ukraine, with due respect for the Ukrainian constitution and international law. We expect positive signs of conciliation and dialogue from Russia, rather than a futile war of words.
Ukraine – Freedom of the press in Crimea (13.03.14)
Several serious incidents targeted against journalists, including French journalists, have taken place in Crimea in recent days. Journalists have been subjected to pressure, intimidation and violence.
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.
Ukraine (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 27.02.14)
The changing situation in Crimea is troubling and we call for efforts to ease tensions. The French authorities are in continuous contact with the Russian and Ukrainian authorities as well as with their European Union partners.
Situation in Ukraine - Statement by Laurent Fabius (18.02.14)
"I condemn the resumption of violence in Kiev and the indiscriminate use of force which has resulted in several casualties. I call on all parties to demonstrate the utmost restraint and immediately return to the path of dialogue."
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.
Situation in Ukraine - Statement by Laurent Fabius (28.01.14)
"France welcomes the Ukrainian Parliament’s repeal of the laws which unacceptably constrained public freedoms."
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.
Telephone conversation between Laurent Fabius and Vitali Klitschko, leader of the Ukrainian party, UDAR (11.12.13)
Mr. Fabius and Mr. Klitschko discussed developments in the Ukrainian situation and the measures to be taken in order to peacefully resolve the crisis. Laurent Fabius rejected any use of force and called on the parties to demonstrate restraint and engage in dialogue. He underscored France’s attachment to ensuring that the public authorities respect the freedom of opinion and expression.
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