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Germany said that military parades in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) violated the Minsk agreements and represented a threat to the population of the region, Ukrinform news agency reports.
The military parades were held in Donetsk and Luhansk on May 9. In the DPR, from 50 to 80 units of military equipment were involved while in the LPR more than 60 units of military equipment and weapons and 1,200 soldiers took part in the parade.
The German government …
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the course of a telephone conversation with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko, discussed the outcome of her talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin that took place on May 2nd in Sochi, as stated on Poroshenko’s official website.
According to the press service, Merkel and Poroshenko also discussed the situation in the Donbas, noting the priority to implement the security component of the Minsk Agreements.
In addition, the heads of the states discussed …
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that NATO must combine a demonstration of power with a readiness for dialogue in relations with Russia, Deutsche Welle reported.
The annexation of the Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine have caused concern among the Baltic countries and Poland, and the situation in Moldova raises questions in Romania and Bulgaria, Merkel said in a weekly video message on Saturday, May 6.
According to the Federal Chancellor, it was important to these countries …
German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, May 2. As planned earlier, the meeting in Sochi took place before the G20 summit on May 7-8.
During the press conference at the conclusion of the meeting, the politicians spoke about matters pertaining to bilateral relations, the fight against terrorism, as well as the situation in Syria and in Eastern Ukraine.
Angela Merkel said that there is no need to make a new agreement regarding a peaceful …
Several thousands of refugees from Afghanistan, who have arrived in Germany since 2015, claim that they had contact with the Taliban or fought for the Taliban. The weekly newspaper Der Spiegel reported this on Saturday, April 22, with reference to a letter from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAM) to the German intelligence service.
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office is examining more than 70 cases, and six people are in investigative isolation, the publication specifies.
It is …
According to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) , of every 100 people in Germany considered as posing a potential threat to public security and subject to deportation, every eighth has Russian citizenship.
Since the beginning of this year, Germany has deported 13 people who posed a potential threat to public security.
According to the publication, there are about 100 such persons in Germany subject to deportation to their countries of origin. More than 30% of them are …
In 2016, NATO fighter jets were scrambled 780 times from military bases in Europe in order to visually identify and escort planes from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). This is a record number of such incidents since the time of the Cold War, news outlet DPA reported, citing representatives of the Ramstein US Air Force Base in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
About 90 other such flights were made on account of the military planes of other states, passenger liners or other transport aircraft, …
The U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, will visit Ukraine next week to discuss military assistance programs, the State Department said in a message.
The report says that Kaidanow will visit Germany, Estonia and Ukraine on April 23-29 to discuss a number of international security issues.
"In Estonia and Ukraine, Ambassador Kaidanow will meet with civilian and defense officials to discuss a wide range of political-military issues, …
The Bundeswehr deployed a mobile air control and alert center in Latvia, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Baltic Republic on Tuesday, April 18th. The radar installation was placed at the Air Force Base in Lielvarde, located about 50 km from Riga. It will remain there for three months while the German military will be training Latvian soldiers to service the equipment.
The German Military brought this monitoring system to Latvia last year. The deployment of this equipment was …
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met secretly with representatives of the British special services on several occasions, as reported by Focus, the German news website, with reference to its own sources.
The news agency notes that the latest meeting between the German Chancellor and the leaders of the British special services took place in October 2015, 60 km from London at the estate of the then British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
According to the report, they discussed the terrorist threat …