Sport: Macron promises to work on European "new sanctions" against Russia

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  Macron promet de travailler à de « nouvelles sanctions » européennes contre la Russie © Copyright 2022, the Obs

President Emmanuel Macron is committed to "working with his European partners" on new sanctions on Sunday "against Russia after The annexation of four Ukrainian regions, reported the Élysée. During a telephone interview with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, the head of state " reiterated his firm condemnation of the illegal annexation by Russia " of the four regions, according to a statement.

"He reaffirmed France's determination to help Ukraine find its full sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to work with its European partners in new sanctions"

, continues the Élysée.

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The EU reacted on Wednesday at the annexation of four regions occupied completely or partially by Moscow by proposing in particular to cap the price of Russian oil and to add new restrictions to trade with Moscow .

Ukraine also condemned the "illegal detention" of the director general of the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant on Saturday, Igor Mourachov, arrested on Friday by Russia, which controls the site for an unknown reason.

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Emmanuel Macron condemned arrest and, with Volodymyr Zelensky, "underlined the very short term urgency to allow the rotation of the Ukrainian staff who ensures the operation and the security of the facilities ».

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