Contents tagged with Germany

  • Kyiv confirms Ukraine's readiness for acceptable compromises on Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at the talks in Berlin confirmed Ukraine's readiness for broad compromises on Donbas provided that they do not cross the "red lines".

    According to Kuleba, Ukraine, with the mediation of Germany and France, continues to look for solutions that would lead to progress in the peace settlement in the Donbas, but would not lead to the crossing of the "red lines".

    "Ukraine is open to the search for the widest possible compromises, but will not go as far as …

  • Russian ambassador summoned to German Foreign Ministry over hacker attack on Bundestag

    The Russian ambassador to Germany, Sergei Nechayev, was summoned to the German Foreign Ministry because of a hacking attack on the Bundestag, which was allegedly carried out by Russian special services.

    German Foreign Minister Miguel Berger on behalf of the German government "strongly condemned" the cyber attack, reads the statement  posted on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. Berger informed Nechayev that the EU will use a "regime of cyber sanctions" against those responsible for the …

  • U.S. preparing new sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The U.S. is preparing a new round of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, Richard Grenell, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany and now acting director of U.S. national intelligence, told Handelsblatt.

    Grenell said that he met last week with senators and members of the lower house of Congress, who support additional bipartisan measures.

    "The tightening of sanctions is welcomed by both parties," Grenell said, adding that "the bill can be passed quickly despite the presidential …

  • Russia halts gas supplies to Germany via Poland

    Supplies of Russian Gas to Germany via Poland using the Yamal-Europe pipeline have been halted, reported Interfax with reference to the data of the German gas transport operator GASCADE Gastransport GmbH.

    At 08:00-09:00 am Tuesday, the volume of the gas intake at Malnov station on the Polish-German border fell to zero.

    The day before, the transit of gas was at 1% of the regular capacity, with about 25.8 thousand cubic meters per day.

    Gazprom faced difficulties in supplying gas via Poland …

  • Russian Foreign Minister warns of increase in gas prices for Europe because of problems with Nord Stream 2

    Problems around Nord Stream 2 could lead to the increase in oil prices for the EU, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. At the same time, he is convinced that the project will still be completed.

    Earlier, Germany rejected the application of Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which asked to exempt the project from the requirements of the EU gas directive. This means that Nord Stream 2 may not be running at full capacity. Nord Stream 2 AG is appealing the decision. …

  • Lukashenko upset that Germany gets Russian gas cheaper than Belarus

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in a conversation with prime minister Syarhey Rumas said that it is necessary to reduce the price of natural gas supplied from Russia, repots the news agency BelTA.

    Lukashenko noted that Russia sells gas to Germany much cheaper than Belarus.

    "Yesterday I received information that at this difficult time Russia sells natural gas in Europe for up to $70: $65-68, but not for $127, as for Belarus. What are the circumstances and the situation here, what can …

  • Russian pipe-laying vessel arrives in Germany to complete Nord Stream 2

    The Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy arrived in Germany to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

    According to DW, on the evening of May 8, the ship entered the German port of Mukran, where the Nord Stream terminal is located.

    Previously, the Swiss company Allseas was laying pipes for North Stream - 2. On December 21, 2019, Allseas halted work because of the threat of U.S. sanctions, leaving only 160 kilometers unfinished.

    Russia plans to complete the Nord Stream using the ship …

  • Russian media: German government promises to support companies engaged in Nord Stream 2

    The German government intends to provide political support to businesses working on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

    "The Federal Government does not know how the project will be implemented from a technical point of view but assumes that the Nord Stream 2 will be completed. The Government will continue to provide political support to the companies involved in this project," said the German Government, as quoted by the Russian news agency Prime.

    The …

  • Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany refuses to mark the end of World War II with Russian Ambassador

    Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk declined an invitation of Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller to attend a joint wreath-laying ceremony at Memorial Plaque Schulenburgring 2, where the Wehrmacht troops, who were defending Berlin, surrendered on May 2, 1945, reported the German publication Tagesspiegel.

    "A few weeks ago, three ambassadors received an invitation from Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller. Together with representatives of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, he wanted to lay a wreath this …

  • Germany deals final blow to Nord Stream 2

    The 10-billion-euro project Nord Stream-2, which was blocked by U.S. sanctions, received a new and apparently final blow from the German authorities, who deprived the gas pipeline of the last hope for profitability.

    According to Handelsblatt, on Friday the German Federal Network Agency decided to deny Nord Stream 2 AG an exemption from the requirements of the updated EU Gas Directive.

    The German energy market regulator has ruled that Nord Stream 2 must comply with European competition …