French President Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron was born on December 21, 1977 in the city of Amiens.

He is the youngest president of the promised "to work with our European partners on new sanctions" against Russia after the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, the presidency announced, as quoted by France Presse.

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During a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, the French head of state again "strongly condemned the illegal annexation by Russia" of the four regions, according to a statement to the media.

"He confirmed France's determination to help Ukraine regain its full sovereignty and territorial integrity and to work with its European partners on new sanctions," the presidency emphasized.

On Wednesday, the EU responded to the annexation of four regions occupied in whole or in part by Moscow by proposing to cap the price of Russian oil and impose new restrictions on trade with Moscow.

The EC announced the new sanctions against Russia after the referendums

Also yesterday, Ukraine condemned the "illegal detention" of Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant General Director Igor Murashov, who was arrested by Russian forces on Friday for an as yet unknown reason.

Macron also condemned the arrest and, together with Zelensky, stressed that it is necessary to allow the rotation of Ukrainian employees who ensure the operation and safety of the plant's installations in a very short time.

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