Contents tagged with Germany

  • Russian political scientist detained at Berlin airport, refused entry into EU

    Russian political scientist Oleg Bondarenko has been refused entry into the EU. He was detained at the airport in Berlin, and claimed that he had been prevented from entering the territory of the European Union at the request of Poland, TASS reports.

    "At the request of Poland, I have been forbidden to enter the territory of the EU, without explanation. The ban lasts 3 years," he said.

    According to Bondarenko, he flew to Berlin at the invitation of the German Left Party to participate in a …

  • SBU investigates the work of Adidas, Puma and DHL in the Crimea

    The Main Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is conducting investigations for criminal proceedings regarding possible work by German companies DHL Express, Adidas and Puma on the annexed peninsula,  as stated in an SBU response to a request by Krym.Realii.

    "We report that the findings of the Ministry on matters of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine regarding the possible carrying out of sales- …

  • Berlin fines German company for importing goods to Russia in violation of sanctions

    A German company that exported dual-use equipment to Russia, was fined 190,000 euros, as reported by the German edition, Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

    According to the publication, the equipment supplied to the Russians can be used, among other things, for military purposes.

    In order to export such equipment to Russia, the firm had to obtain a special permit as required as part of EU sanctions against Moscow, but supplied the equipment without it.

    "The request for permission is usually refused if …

  • 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 …

  • European countries call on Russia to return representatives to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in Donbas

    Germany and France have called for Russian officers to return to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) of the ceasefire in the Donbas. A joint statement was signed on December 23 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, reports Radio Liberty.

    The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also expressed anxiety over the withdrawal of Russian representatives from JCCC.

    "This measure [is] yet another attempt at undermining security of the monitors’ work …

  • Germany allocates €14.3 million to ensure drinking water supply along the demarcation line in Donbas

    The federal government of Germany has decided to allocate to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) an additional EUR 14.3 million to ensure the supply of drinking water to people living near the line of contact in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, reported, citing the press service of the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine.

    “Since the beginning of the conflict, Germany has been a major donor to Ukraine in terms of both humanitarian aid and cooperation for …

  • 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, …

  • Complaint filed with FSB in response to speech given by Russian student at Bundestag

    Elena Kukushkina, a Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia), has filed a complaint with the Prosecutor's Office regarding a student from Novy Urengoy who spoke at a meeting of Russian and German children at the German Bundestag on the Day of Sorrow,Komsomolskaya Pravda has reported.

     Around the same time, Yekaterinburg-based blogger Sergei Kolyasnikov filed a complaint with the FSB.

    Nikolai Desyatnichenko, a pupil of Novy Urengoy Gymnasium No. 1, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …