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Germany stressed how important it is to maintain gas transit through Ukraine after 2019, when the current contract expires, said a representative of the German government Steffen Seibert at a briefing in Berlin, as reported by Ukrinform.
“From our point of view, it is absolutely necessary for Ukraine to remain a transit state. We demand it. It is in our interests and we insist that transit through the country be possible in the future,” Seibert said.
According to him, Berlin is actively …
The Press-service of the Ukrainian President reported that President Volodymyr Zelensky and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation on May 24. They spoke about the first steps in support of an active political dialogue between countries at a high level. Another subject of their call was the situation in the territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control.
Zelensky and Merkel confirmed their interest in intensifying efforts to return peace to the Donbas, …
President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, called on the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to strengthen sanctions against Russia in connection with the decree on the simplified issuance of the Russian Federation citizenship to residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. In addition, the Ukrainian President said that Berlin should put pressure on Moscow due to the case of Ukrainian sailors , who were detained in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.
“President of Ukraine Petro …
A Normandy Format meeting may take place in June on the date commemorating the anti-Hitler coalition’s landing in Normandy, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the TV channel 112 Ukraine.
“French President Emmanuel Macron… and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will contact Putin in May already, coordinate with the US and directly with US President Donald Trump, and, I consider it possible… that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be invited to the commemoration of the opening of the …
Germany decided to allocate 85 million euros to help internally displaced persons in Ukraine, announced President Poroshenko at a joint briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“This decision of the German government is a sign of support to our country, and I thank Mrs. Chancellor for the allocation of 85 million euros, which will be used to construct housing for temporarily displaced persons and to develop infrastructure in the east of Ukraine. We appreciate it very much,” Poroshenko …
Ukraine continues its struggle to halt the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline said President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a briefing with Angela Merkel, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine noted that the Nord Stream 2 is not a new topic in discussions between the European Union, Germany and Ukraine.
“We firmly declare that we continue our fight to halt the construction of Nord Stream 2 inviting German companies to participate in the management of the Ukrainian gas …
The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko could be visiting Germany before the second round of elections, Reported LB.ua news outlet in the article, “Elections in Ukraine: The Stakes and the Reactions around the World”.
“According to the article posted to LB.ua, Poroshenko’s visit to Berlin is being planned as a manifestation of Germany’s support for his election campaign.”
The media agency recalled that Poroshenko and Merkel had spoken on the phone immediately following the first round of …
Russia has linked the continuation of gas transit through Ukraine to EU countries with Kyiv implementing a number of conditions. Among other things, the signing of a new agreement depends on the stability of the political situation, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with Luxemburger Wort newspaper, published on Tuesday, March 5th, on the official page of the Russian government.
According to Medvedev, it is also necessary to regulate relations between companies interested in …
At the Munich Security Conference, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel stated that Ukraine should remain a gas transit country even though Germany will not rule out the potential for a direct gas link to Russia, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"Ukraine should remain a transit country. Other gas pipelines will also continue to exist... On one hand, I support Poroshenko. On the other hand, the issues related to Nord Stream 2 remain important for me,” the German Chancellor stated.
Merkel noted …
The EU’s coordinated amendments to its Gas Directive establish a legal framework for the Nord Stream 2 project to function in accordance with EU standards, but do not reduce the security risks, and could make Russia’s behavior even more aggressive, wrote Olena Zerkal, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration, on Facebook.
“First and foremost, EU law will extend to gas pipelines from third countries, including Nord Stream 2. This was and remains the key provision of the …