News - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ukraine - Q&A from the press briefing (19 May 2021) Q : According to media reports, Ukraine gave the Normandy Quartet states a new cluster project in order to develop a roadmap to resolve the Donbass conflict. Kiev's proposals are the first documented vision of how, specifically, Kiev would like to change the Minsk Agreement. Can you confirm that Ukraine submitted these proposals? Is a meeting of negotiators scheduled in the near future? Will the need to rewrite the Minsk Agreement be discussed at that meeting? A : We do not comment on (…) 2021-05-19 18:56:1360243_258935Ukraine - Q&A from the press briefing (28 Apr. 21) Q : President Zelensky of Ukraine said that another format could be created alongside the Normandy Format that includes the participation of concerned countries to resolve the conflict in the Donbas region. Would France support the idea of a new format? A: France and Germany are resolutely pursuing their efforts within the Normandy Format to fully implement the Minsk Agreement which is the agreed upon basis for a just and lasting resolution to the Donbas conflict. We maintain a regular (…) 2021-04-28 19:01:4360243_258268Joint Statement of France and Germany at the joint meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council and the Forum for Security Cooperation convened under Article 16.3 of the Vienna Document (14 Apr. 21) Madam Chairperson, While aligning itself with the statement made by the European Union on behalf of the member states, France wishes to intervene, also on behalf of Germany, and underline the following points. As they both noted in their statements published on 3 and 10 April, France and Germany are deeply concerned by the increase in ceasefire violations and by the recent deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine. The sides renewed agreement last July to adhere to a (…) 2021-04-15 10:13:2060243_257924Ukraine – G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement (12 Apr. 2021) We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union are deeply concerned by the large ongoing build-up of Russian military forces on Ukraine's borders and in illegally-annexed Crimea. These large-scale troop movements, without prior notification, represent threatening and destabilising activities. We call on Russia to cease its provocations and to immediately de-escalate (…) 2021-04-12 21:12:0560243_257838Ukraine - Q&A from the press briefing (9 Apr. 2021) Q : What's your view regarding the massive deployment of Russian forces near the border with Ukraine? A : Please refer to the statement issued by the minister today. 2021-04-12 17:52:1260243_257830Ukraine – Joint statement by France and Germany at the OSCE (Vienna, 10 Apr. 2021) Statement by Germany and France on the occasion of the meeting of OSCE participating States under the Vienna Document Article 16 on unusual military activities on the Ukrainian-Russian border, at the invitation of Ukraine in Vienna on 10 April 2021 For several days, we as well as other partners have been observing large-scale Russian troop movements on the border with Ukraine. Such activities near the border are always a cause for concern. On our part, but especially on the part of (…) 2021-04-12 11:43:2360243_257807Ukraine - Statement by Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (9 Apr. 2021) Today I discussed the situation in Ukraine in calls with the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Dmytro Kuleba, the US Secretary of State, Mr Antony Blinken, and the German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Heiko Maas. I underlined France's serious concern and great vigilance as regards the recent significant Russian troop movements near Ukraine's eastern border and in Crimea. France considers it important and urgent for Russia to provide clarifications on the framework and (…) 2021-04-09 20:39:1960243_257790Ukraine – Joint Statement by the spokespersons for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France and the German Federal Foreign Office on the situation in Ukraine (03 Apr. 2021) France and Germany are concerned by the growing number of ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine, which come after the situation had stabilised since July 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation and in particular Russian troop movements, and call on all sides to show restraint and to work towards the immediate de-escalation of tensions. We reaffirm our support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders. As mediators in the (…) 2021-04-06 10:12:4260243_257565Ukraine – Q&A from the press briefing (29 Mar. 2021) Q : What is your response to Ukraine's decision to impose sanctions on three French MEPs for visiting Crimea without permission from Kiev? Last summer, for similar offenses, Kiev simply lodged a protest. A : We have taken note of this decision by the Ukrainian authorities. 2021-03-30 08:28:4960243_257361Ukraine - Q&A from the press briefing (24 Mar. 2021) Q : Kiev imposed sanctions on three French citizens – deputies from the European Parliament's Identity and Democracy Group. What is France's response to that decision? R : We have taken note of this information. 2021-03-25 10:30:4260243_257033