Contents tagged with Germany

  • Media: Russian hackers stole Ukraine and Brexit related documents from German government

    According to Spiegel, hackers who attacked the servers of the German Government managed to steal the documents about of the British withdrawal from the European Union (Berxit).

    Also, they stole documents on EU negotiations with Ukraine and Belarus. According to Spiegel, six documents were stolen in total.

    Last week, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on a hacker attack on the German government's network. According to the media, the hackers intended to get access to the documents of the …

  • Ukrainian President will visit Germany to discuss Nord Stream-2

    President Petro Poroshenko intends to visit Germany before April and discuss with German authorities the issue of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, as he stated in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels.

    "In the coming days, within 2-3 weeks, I'm going to visit Germany ... This topic (Nord Stream-2) will certainly be on the agenda of our talks," he said, answering a question about Germany's reluctance to abandon the project.

    Poroshenko stressed that many European countries are …

  • Poland announces plan to recover $850 billion in reparations from Germany

    Polish authorities estimated the damage inflicted on the country by the Wehrmacht troops during the Second World War at $850 billion and intend to recover this amount from Germany. According to Rzeczpospolita, the head of the reparations commission of the Sejm, Arkadiusz Mularczyk said that the commission will report to the government this year on the amount of reimbursements that Poland could demand from Germany.

    According to Mularczyk, $850 billion is a reasonable amount that will compensate …

  • Bundestag Deputies demand explanations from the German government concerning Russian hacker attacks

    A special meeting of the relevant committee devoted to the hacking attack on Germany’s government network will take place in the Bundestag, DW reports. According to the sources of the agency, the cyber-attack lasted until February 28.

    "The successful cyber-attack clearly indicates that the government’s digital networks are not sufficiently protected. Since this data is very important, the situation is unacceptable," Committee spokesman Manuel Höferlin said.

    Representatives of the German …

  • Media: Russian hackers attacked German Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs

     Hacker group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, has attacked the German Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs, reports news agency DPA citing sources in the defense sector. The magazine Focus carried the text from DPA. A number of companies in the cyber security field link APT28 with Russia.

    The agency’s source said that the attack was discovered in December 2017. It was done using malicious software, and the hackers stole valuable data. The source noted that the attack could have gone on …

  • Germany will triple the number of troops in NATO exercises to keep Russia in check

    In 2018, three times more military personnel from Germany will take part in NATO exercises to contain Russia, reported Spiegel Online, citing as a source a statement from the German Ministry of Defense.

    Plans are for 12,000 German soldiers to participate in the exercises on the eastern and northern flanks of NATO.

    The cost for the German military to participate in the exercises will be €90 million. In 2017, 4,000 Bundeswehr soldiers participated in the NATO exercises.

    In particular, 8,000 …

  • Merkel: Nord Stream 2 pipeline does not threaten EU energy security

    Germany regards the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as an economic project that does not threaten the European Union, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    "We are also for energy diversification. We also want Ukraine to continue to have transit gas traffic, but we believe Nord Stream poses no danger to diversification," Merkel said at a joint news conference after meeting with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    The Polish Prime Minister objected to Merkel, stating " I do not agree…that …

  • Germany dissatisfied with implementation of Minsk Agreements

    Germany is not satisfied with the state of implementation of the agreements reached in Minsk on February 12, 2015, and intends to continue work to resolve the conflict through the "Normandy format" (consisting of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia), according to a statement published on the website of the German Foreign Office.

    "Thanks to the Minsk Agreements, we have succeeded in containing the conflict in the east of Ukraine and preventing a fire in the region. With the political will …

  • Media: Germany puts Donbas in coalition agreement

    The grand coalition of the German government will continue to support Ukraine on the road to reform and the restoration of its territorial integrity. Such intentions are spelled out in the draft coalition agreement between the Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union and the Social Democratic Party of Germany, reported Ukrinform with reference to its own sources.

    “We will support Ukraine in whatever relates to the full restoration of its territorial integrity, the strengthening of …

  • Media: Germany's new government won't change its sanction policy against Russia

    The coalition government of the Christian Democratic Union, the Christian Social Union and the Social Democratic Party of Germany bloc has no plans to change its sanctions policy against Russia, Spiegel reported, referring to the coalition’s 167-page draft agreement.

    The draft did not indicate the position of the Social Democrats on the progressive elimination of restrictive measures before the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. According to the draft, “If the Minsk agreements are …