Contents tagged with Frank-Walter Steinmeir

  • German President Steinmeier calls for a dialogue between the West and Russia

    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed concern over the growing "alienation" between Russia and the West and called for the restoration of diplomatic efforts aimed at repairing damaged ties.

    On April 15, in an interview with Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Steinmeier conceded that the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain was "a very serious incident" but he added that "we should be at least as worried about the galloping alienation between …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria: Russian translator distorted Steinmeier's words about the annexation of Crimea

    Russian translators and the media have distorted the words of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who made a visit this week to Moscow, attributing to him a quote about "the reunification of the Crimea with Russia". The Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria, Olexander Scherba, noted the translation error on his Facebook page.

    "In about the 8th minute of the 15th second you can see how totalitarian fake news works. Steinmeier speaks in German: ‘Annexion.’ The interpreter fumbles and translates: …

  • Steinmeier: German companies do not want to work in Crimea

    German authorities do not recognize the Russian annexation of the Crimea peninsula. German companies will not work in this territory, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier stated, as reported by the newspaper Kommersant.

    "This fact, of course, has consequences for German companies’ activities both directly in the Crimea and in connection with it. German companies won’t work there. Besides, concerning Siemens, the existing agreement was violated and, therefore, the investors have lost …

  • Poroshenko said German president-elect Steinmeier is 'Ukraine’s great friend'

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, called Frank-Walter Steinmeier a "great friend of Ukraine" in a statement honoring his election as President of Germany, as Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.

    "I cordially congratulate Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the great friend of Ukraine, on his election as the Federal President of Germany. I hope for the continuation of a friendly and fruitful cooperation for the sake of the prosperity of a united Europe – democratic and free," Poroshenko wrote.

    The …

  • Steinmeier and Lavrov to discuss situation in Ukraine

    The Russian and German Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will meet to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Syria on August 15, RIA Novosti reported, with reference to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs press service. On that day, Steinmeier will visit Yekaterinburg for the opening of a Russian-German summer school in the Ural Federal University. After this event, his meeting with Lavrov will take place.

    “The most relevant aspects of bilateral cooperation in the …

  • German Foreign Minister calls for full implementation of Minsk Agreements

    The German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, wrote on his Facebook page that Berlin favors the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements, the holding of local elections in the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine, and the release of all prisoners.

    Steinmeir made it clear that the increase in the number of skirmishes in the Donbas region during the winter holidays is cause for concern. The Minister noted that he asked the Special Representative of the OSCE in Ukraine, …