Contents tagged with Germany

  • Polish Prime Minister accuses Merkel of legitimizing Lukashenko’s regime

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki criticized the acting Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel for a telephone conversation with Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, the DPA agency reports.

    "The European Union should get involved in finding a diplomatic solution. But when Chancellor Merkel called Mister Lukashenko, she contributed to legitimising his regime, while the struggle for a free Belarus is going on for 15 months now. Lukashenko also abused his conversation with Angela Merkel. …

  • Lukashenko calls on Germany to accept migrants crowding along Polish border

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko called on Germany to accept migrants trying to enter the European Union through the Belarusian-Polish border. “Most people here are those who want to reunite with their families. Take those people in. This is a small burden for Germany," said Lukashenko during a visit to the logistics center near the Bruzgi border crossing on the border with Poland.

    According to Lukashenko, acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to accept migrants, but she is …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will ask new German government for weapons

    Kyiv will resume negotiations on arms supplies with the new German government, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    "As for the issue of weapons, our position remains unchanged: we see no obstacles in obtaining weapons and strengthening Ukraine’s defense capability from any country in the world. There are no legal, political or moral constraints to this. We will communicate with the new German government on this matter," he said.

    The minister also spoke about military cooperation …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry publishes confidential correspondence with Germany and France

    The Foreign Russian Ministry has published diplomatic correspondence of Russian Foreign  Minister Sergey Lavrov with the foreign ministers of France and Germany Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas.

    The letters of Lavrov and the German and French ministers are posted openly on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry explained such a step by the fact that the position of the Russian side and its approach to  the Normandy format meetings is allegedly regularly …

  • Merkel under fire over telephone call to Lukashenko

    The telephone conversation of the acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko caused sharp criticism in Germany, Estonia and Poland. The deputy of the Green Party faction and a member of the Bundestag Committee on International Affairs, Omid Nouripour, speaking on the radio station Deutschlandfunk,  called these talks "a terrible signal". He noted that the European Union does not recognize Lukashenko as the legitimate president of …

  • France and Germany warn Russia against new aggression against Ukraine

    Foreign Ministers of France and Germany Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas signed a joint statement following the meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. In the document, the Foreign Ministers said Russia would face "serious consequences" if it continues attempts to undermine territorial integrity of Ukraine.

    In the joint statement, Germany and France "reaffirmed their firm support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

    Both ministers called on …

  • German engines found in Russian drones used by militants in Donbas

    Militants in Donbas use Russian drones with German-made engines, reported the German newspaper Tagesschau with reference to the report of the UK-based investigative organization Conflict Armament Research (CAR).

    Over a three-year period, CAR studied six different models of Russian military drones and one non-military model used in eastern Ukraine. The drones were captured in the conflict zone. The work was funded by the EU and the Foreign Office in Berlin.

    The report says the drones are …

  • Der Spiegel: Germany ignored Poland's position on Nord Stream 2

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy did not take into account Poland's position in its assessment for the certification of the Russian Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, Der Spiegel reports.

    At the end of October, the Ministry sent to the German Federal Network Agency (the regulatory office for energy sector) an analysis of the reliability of gas supplies. It said that the issuance of the certificate "does not jeopardize the security of gas supplies to Germany and the European …

  • Russian diplomat found dead in Berlin

    A Russian diplomat was found dead near the embassy building in Berlin, Der Spiegel reported, citing sources in German intelligence and security forces.

    The body of a 35-year-old man was discovered on the morning of October 19 by German police officers responsible for guarding an area around the Russian diplomatic buildings a few hundred meters from the Brandenburg Gate.

    Medics who arrived at the scene were unable to resuscitate him, and the police concluded that he probably "fell out of the …

  • Germany expresses concern over Ukraine’s use of combat drones in Donbas

    Germany is concerned about the increase in the number of ceasefire violations in the Donbas, as well as the fact that all the sides use unmanned aerial vehicles, said the representative of the German Foreign Ministry Andrea Sasse, reports Ukrinform.

    "Berlin is very concerned about the increase in the intensity of hostilities in the East of Ukraine, as well as the report of the General Staff of the Ukrainian army, according to which the Ukrainian Armed Forces in response to shelling and the …