Contents tagged with Germany

  • Media: Austrian colonel who spied for Russia was exposed by Germany

    An Austrian colonel who worked for Russian Intelligence was exposed by German counterintelligence that handed over the information to the colleagues in Austria, reported Profil magazine.

    Earlier, Austrian authorities said that the information on the Russian spy was handed over to Vienna by a “friendly intelligence agency.” According to Profil, the Austrians were referring to the German Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD).

    The magazine is currently investigating where the retired …

  • Germany and France accuse Russia of the OSCE drone disappearance

    According to Ukrinform, Germany and France, as Normandy format participants strongly condemned the downing of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission drone in Eastern Ukraine on October 27 and accused Russia of being responsible for it.

    A joint statement by the two countries in the OSCE Permanent Council of November 1 stated, “Evidence collected by the SMM suggests that Russia and the separatists it backs bear responsibility for the targeting and downing of the LR UAV.” They emphasized that those …

  • US sends largest ammunition shipment to Europe

    The largest batch of ammunition and military supplies in the 21st century has been sent to the US’s Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

    The 86th munitions squadron in Europe received roughly 100 containers with a variety of munitions in October, the US Air Force Command in Europe reported.

    The shipment, which is to be used in the European Deterrence Initiative, is the largest since the Allied Force operation in 1999, when NATO bombed Yugoslavia.

    “The munitions we have received are intended for …

  • Erdogan invites France, Germany and Russia to hold talks on Syria

    The German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting will be held on October 27th in Istanbul. Its central theme will be the situation in Syria, reports the Deutsche Welle.

    The parties will meet, by invitation from Erdogan, said his spokesman on Friday, October 19th. This will be the first meeting with these participants. Until now, Turkey has sought to discuss the …

  • Germany to provide 100 million euro to Iraq and Syria

    The German government will provide 100 million euro for the restoration of Syria and Iraq by the end of current year.  These funds will be directed to the stabilization of regions recovered from the terrorist group Islamic State, as reported on Wednesday, October 17, in Berlin by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economic Cooperation.

    90 million euro from this sum will be given to Iraq. The remaining 10 million will go to the Syrian provinces of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, …

  • Germany accuses Russia of cyberattacks

    Germany supports the conclusions reached by British and Dutch intelligence that Russia is responsible for a series of cyberattacks against international organizations and institutions, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert reported on Friday.

    According to him, Berlin “has complete faith” in the results of the investigation carried out by the Netherlands and UK, which shows that Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) is behind the hacks.

    The day before, Dutch Defense Minister Ank …

  • Germany ready to allocate 40 million euro for Ukraine’s energy modernization

    The German Government is ready to provide 40 million euro to Ukraine for its energy modernization projects, stated the press-service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade following negotiations with German representatives.

    "New projects are being prepared that will contribute to the energy modernization of Ukrainian industrial enterprises to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, to use resource-saving concepts when designing, constructing and maintaining buildings, to create …

  • German and Belgian fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers over the Baltic Sea

    German and Belgian fighter jets intercepted two Russian supersonic bombers Tu-160 over the Baltic Sea, DPA news agency reported on Wednesday, September 26th, referring to a NATO representative.

    According to DPA, the Bundeswehr has confirmed this information.

    The incident occurred on September 25th, two of the six aircraft currently stationed in Amari airbase in Estonia participated in the interception.

    The fighter jets are stationed in Estonia as part of NATO’s observation mission of the …

  • Putin: Russia ready to finance Nord Stream 2 in event of US sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is prepared to fully finance the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if the US places sanctions on participants of the consortium.

    Putin informed the German government of these plans during his visit to the Schloss Meseberg on August 18, when he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports, citing informed sources.

    At present, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is being built by an international consortium of …

  • Merkel accuses Russia of destabilizing post-Soviet countries

    Russia destabilizes the situation in Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Azerbaijan, said the German Chancellor the German servicemen stationed in Lithuania, the Deutsche Welle reported.

    “We see that, in fact, almost all former Soviet republics that are not part of the EU and NATO are facing internal conflicts created by Russia,” said the head of the German government.

    “Today, all these states are trying to recover their territorial integrity since Russia either took parts of their …