Contents tagged with Germany

  • Germany urges the Russia to continue gas transit through Ukraine after 2019

    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 …

  • Leader of pro-Russian party Renato Usatii returns to Moldova after governmental transition of power

    After the governmental transition of power, the leader of the pro-Russian “Our Party” Renato Usatii returned to Moldova.

    According to the news outlet NewsMaker, he crossed into the country from Romania, entering at the Sculeni checkpoint. He was immediately detained in connection with the earlier charges levied against him and taken to the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases.

    Usatii spent some time in the interrogation room, after which he left the building and …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky to visit France and Germany next week

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will visit France and Germany next week, reports Interfax-Ukraine News Agency.

    Zelensky will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris On June 17. The visit of the President of Ukraine to Germany will take place on June 18.

    The official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert said that during his visit Zelensky will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. It will be Merkel's first meeting with …

  • Germany and Russia sign enhanced cooperation agreement

    For the first time in several years, Germany and Russia have signed a joint document to deepen their economic cooperation. During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday 7 June, German Minister of Economy Peter Altmaier and Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin entered into the Partnership for Effectiveness program.

    The aim of the program is to improve the effectiveness of the Russian economy through German technologies. The countries will collaborate to …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky will visit Berlin in June

    The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar said that President Volodymyr Zelensky plans to visit Berlin in June, reports Ukrinform.

    He noted that the Foreign Ministry is working to organize the visit soon. The exact date is still unknown, but most likely it will be scheduled for the second half of June.

    "Today President Zelensky will discuss his visit to Berlin at the meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France," said Bodnar.

    On May 30, US Special …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will impose new sanctions against Russia if it refuses to release Ukrainian sailors

    Ukraine will introduce new sanctions against Russia if it ignores the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to free the Ukrainian sailors.

    “Ukraine secured a decisive diplomatic victory and a powerful additional international legal trump card in order to achieve the earliest possible release of our sailors,” Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk said about the tribunal’s decision while discussion the matter with Ukrinform.

    "If Moscow decides to ignore this …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky speaks with Merkel about the situation in Donbas

    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, …

  • Germany concerned that Austria may leak secrets to Russia

    Thomas Haldenwang, head of Germany’s counterintelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), said this week at the Parliamentary Oversight Panel that cooperation with Austria creates significant risks to German intelligence, Welt am Sonntag reported.

    The newspaper did not specify how it had obtained the information, but it noted that Haldenwang’s statement was based on the assumption that Austria could misuse and possible even pass on to Russia the …

  • Ukraine, along with 5 countries, exposes international criminal cyber network

    A coalition of six countries: the USA, Germany, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Bulgaria, working with the assistance of Eurojust and Europol, exposed the activities of international criminal cyber network GozNym which used malicious software to steal almost $100 million.

    This was announced at a press conference held on April 16 in The Hague (Netherlands) at Interpol headquarters as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    Representatives from the law enforcement agencies of the countries which took part …

  • US Ambassador to Germany warns again of Nord Stream 2 sanctions

    In an interview with the publication Focus, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell alluded to the sanctions that Washington could impose on the German companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

    “From an American perspective, the pipeline will bring more than just gas, but also an increased sanction risk,” he said. He pointed out that the pipeline will make EU countries dependent on Russia.

    The American diplomat has repeatedly said that “the companies that operate in the …