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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the full cooperation of the European Union with Russia would not be possible until it implements the Minsk agreements, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
"The Minsk agreements must be implemented... before that, the opportunities for cooperation will not be at the same level we would like them to be," said Merkel at a joint press conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda. According to the German Chancellor, the parties discussed this issue at the …
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov said that German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas promotes the strengthening of the authority of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Deutsche Welle.
Kasparov explained that in late June, Maas supported the decision to restore Russia's membership in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, but "Russian Federation did not start to comply with the democratic standards of the Council of Europe after returning to the Assembly."
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US and Germany of interfering in the country’s internal affairs, the department’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in a broadcast of the TV channel Russia 1. According to Zakharova, the US’s diplomatic staff and government media have “broken the rules” by providing coverage of unsanctioned protests in Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry intends to send official complaints to the US and to Germany. The spokesperson remarked that the US embassy in …
It would be inappropriate for Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, said Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin.
Sasin called the Russian president “the leader of a country that is using armed aggression against its neighbors”. “And I think that it would be inappropriate to commemorate the anniversary of armed aggression against Poland with the attendance of a leader who is using the same methods against his …
Germany has allocated €760,000 for the rehabilitation of victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, reports the German Embassy in Kyiv.
The diplomatic mission of the Embassy informed that the funds are "allocated to the Malteser International aid agency to continue its project "Contribution to the psychosocial stabilization of victims in the conflict in Ukraine."
Last year, Germany contributed €2 million to the aid agency to help immigrants and victims of the conflict in Ukraine.
Since 2018 …
The German court found Alex D. (a citizen of Kyrgyzstan) guilty of participation in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, reports Deutsche Welle.
Alex D. fought on the side of the pro-Russian separatists in Donbas for about two years. The mercenary was detained in 2016 when he returned to Germany, and now he was found guilty of preparing a "serious crime that threatens state security."
Photos that were attached to the criminal case show Alex D. posing on the tank, then holding a Kalashnikov …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …