Emmanuel Macron refuses to recognize Russia’s Crimea annexat

Vastavam web:  President Emmanuel Macron said today France refuses to recognize Russia’s “annexation” of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.Speaking after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Paris, Macron said: “France is committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty with its recognized borders.” Western powers accuse Russia of failing to honor its commitments under the Minsk accords framework for ending the violence between government forces and Kremlin-backed rebels in Ukraine’s east.EU leaders agreed last week to extend stringent economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, saying Moscow had failed to meet its commitments on the ceasefire in Ukraine.The French foreign ministry said OSCE observers in Ukraine were being subjected to “unacceptable intimidation and obstacles”.