Contents tagged with Sigmar Gabriel

  • Germany: Assassination attempt on Skripal should be investigated in UN

    The former German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, who had just left his post, proposed for an investigation into the circumstances of the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal, to be conducted by an international group of experts, as he indicated on Thursday, March 15th, at an official ceremony of the German-Russian Forum, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the creation of this non-governmental organization.

    According to the former Foreign Minister of Germany, international experts …

  • German Foreign Minister: Berlin does not believe American weapons will resolve Donbas conflict

    At a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Wednesday in Kyiv, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that Germany is skeptical that the weapons provided by the United States of America will help resolve the situation in the Donbas.

    "If there is something of which the region [Donbas] is full, it’s weapons. We in Germany are rather skeptical about the idea that arms supplies could help resolve the conflict," Interfax-Ukraine quotes Gabriel as saying. "But …

  • German Foreign Minister: peacekeepers must be present in all separatist-held territory of Donbas

    At a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, in Kyiv on Wednesday, the German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, stated that the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas should be extended to the separatist-controlled territory and its members must be armed.

    "This has to be an armed, powerful UN peacekeeping mission that is present across the entire separatist-held territory and not only one guarding the OSCE observers as a small group," …

  • Ukrainian and German Foreign Ministers to discuss freeing of Ukrainian prisoners held captive in Russia

    The German Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel is set to visit Ukraine on January 3- 4 this year. During his visit, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin plans to discuss with him the issue of the release of Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Russian prisons.

    As the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports, "the role of Germany, together with France, under the Normandy format in countering Russian aggression will be a key subject of the …

  • Russian Media: German Foreign Minister calls for friendship with Russia despite annexation of Crimea

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is convinced that, despite the European Union's position on the annexation of the Crimea, Russia and Europe need to stabilize relations.

    He said this at the 10th Russian-German Raw Material Conference that took place in St. Petersburg, Interfax reports.

    "The annexation of the Crimea is a step that is contrary to international law. However, we are all responsible for peace and stability in Europe. Our relations should not develop in a spiral of distrust, …

  • German Foreign Minister: the controversy between the US and Russia is the greatest threat to the world

    Normalization of relations between Russia and the United States is necessary to improve the world situation, stated the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, in an interview published in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag on Sunday.

    "The completely undermined relationship between the US and Russia is the greatest threat to world peace. If North Korea is able to get nuclear weapons, then other countries will follow it. Only the US and Russia can jointly prevent …

  • German Foreign Minister: the EU may loosen sanctions on Russia if it fulfills its obligations regarding the peacekeepers in Donbas

    The European Union can ease sanctions if the Russian proposal for the deployment of peacekeepers to the Donbas is quickly implemented, said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

    "If the deployment of peacekeepers is successful and if this can be quickly implemented, then of course we should also take action and ease sanctions," Gabriel said.

    Gabriel added that it is necessary to "quickly begin negotiations in New York" about the deployment of the …

  • German Foreign Minister: Germany does not want to completely ruin relations with Russia

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged the US to pursue a more sensible treatment of Russia, after meeting with the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in Washington on Tuesday August 28th, Deutschlandfunk reported.

    Gabriel noted that the new sanctions issued by the US Congress caused concern in Europe due to "unpredictable side effects." According to him, "we would not want to completely destroy economic relations with Russia."

    It should be noted that the German Foreign Minister has …

  • German Foreign Minister calls for gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia

    On August 27, while answering questions from citizens on the government's open day, German Foreign Minister Zigmar Gabriel stated that he continues to advocate a gradual lifting of sanctions on Russia as it fulfills the Minsk agreements, Ukrinform reports.

    This is not the first time that Gabriel suggested that sanctions against Russia should be lifted gradually, without waiting for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. "If sanctions were gradually introduced, why can they not be …

  • German politicians demand that German Foreign Minister explain his dinner with Putin

    Alliance 90/The Greens is asking the head of the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, to explain the dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, who is supposed to join the supervisory board of Rosneft.

    Gabriel was asked to respond before the September elections to the Bundestag, reports DW.

    "The Foreign Minister should dispel suspicions that Schröder is trying to use him to promote the interests of Putin and …