Contents tagged with Germany

  • Russian Defense Minister warns NATO against deploying troops near Russia’s borders

    NATO is pulling forces to Russia's borders amid calls for military deterrence, said Russian +Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said in response to German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

    "The Defense Minister of Germany should know well wow this has already ended before for Germany and Europe. Security in Europe can only be common, without infringing on Russia's interests. But NATO is not ready for an equal dialogue on this issue today,” Shoygu said.

    In Afghanistan, according to …

  • German Government: Belarus is creating migrant crisis in Europe with Russia’s approval

    German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said that Russia was to blame for the migrant crisis in the European Union which was created by Belarus. He noted that this is not only his opinion but of the entire German government, reports Bild.

    Noting that "organized and, at least, supported at the state level activities for the transportation of illegal migrants" are taking place through the territory of Belarus, Seehofer added: "We are all convinced that the key to solving the problem lies in …

  • Germany refuses to service engines for Russian Navy

    Western countries continue to tighten the noose of technological sanctions against Russian industry. Following the aviation industry, the Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation, a 100% state-owned holding company uniting 40 design bureaus, shipyards, ship repair, and machine-building companies, fell under the blow of export control, prohibiting the supply of dual-use products to the Russian Federation.

    “Foreign companies are increasingly refusing to service components supplied to Russian …

  • Merkel to visit Russia for talks with Putin as gas prices in Europe continue to soar

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is leaving office after 16 years in power, will make her last visit to Moscow.

    On August 20, Merkel will arrive in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin, reports Deutsche Welle, citing the German government’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert.

    Seibert did not specify the program of the visit, the first for Merkel in a year and a half, adding that after Moscow, the Chancellor will go to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    The …

  • Germany detains British embassy employee suspected of spying for Russia

    German law enforcement officers detained a British citizen David S. in Potsdam. He is suspected of working for the Russian special service.

    According to a statement published on the website of the Prosecutor General's Office of Germany, the man was detained by employees of the German Federal Criminal Police Office, who are conducting an investigation. Search warrants were executed at work and at the suspect’s home.

    "The accused is suspected of working for a foreign special service at the …

  • Merkel to visit Ukraine for talks with Zelensky

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Kyiv for talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky, reported Ukrainian Presidential Spokesperson Serhiy Nikiforov on his Facebook page.

    According to him, Merkel is expected to arrive in Ukraine on August 22. During the visit, the Chancellor intends to discuss with Volodymyr Zelensky regional security, bilateral relations between Germany and Ukraine, as well as a number of other issues.

    On August 4, the Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, …

  • Poland wins EU court appeal to limit Gazprom’s use of OPAL gas pipeline

    Russian gas giant Gazprom has received a new blow in the European gas market, which left the Russian company without a third of the capacity of its key pipeline to the EU.

    The European Court of Justice rejected Germany's appeal and supported Poland's position to limit Gazprom’s allowed capacity of the OPAL gas pipeline, which connects Nord Stream 1 with the gas transmission system of Central and Western Europe by 50%.

    "In accordance with the EU treaties, EU energy policy is designed - in the …

  • German Ambassador: Berlin refuses to supply weapons to Ukraine because of historical reasons

    Most people in Germany are very cautious about providing weapons to Eastern European countries because of their upbringing and historical background, said German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldgusen in an interview with Dzerkalo Tyzhnia.

    The ambassador noted that historically for Germany Eastern Europe is a "special part of the world" and most Germans were brought up with the idea that German weapons and German soldiers will never be there. According to her, she was brought up in the same way. …

  • Russia promises to complete Nord Stream 2 this year

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be fully completed by the end of 2021, TASS reports.

    According to Novak, the construction is proceeding according to schedule, and if there are no new obstacles, the pipeline can be put into operation by the end of 2021.

    Novak's words were indirectly confirmed by the CEO of the Austrian energy company, OMV Group, Reiner Seele. Speaking at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, he said that only 50 km …

  • German Green party leader demands that Nord Stream 2 be stopped

    Annalena Baerbock, co-leader of Alliance 90/The Greens, who was nominated by the party for the German Chancellor, argues that Russia should be treated with toughness and dialogue, and considers it necessary to stop the Nord Stream 2 project.

    "I think the right course of dialogue and toughness towards Russia is right," Baerbock, known for her critical statements against Moscow, said in an interview with Bild newspaper published on Monday. Asked by a journalist if she considered Russian …