Contents tagged with Merkel

  • Merkel: Nord Stream 2 must be completed

    Washington's plans to impose new extraterritorial sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline do not meet Germany's legal framework, stated German Chancellor Angela Merkel, answering questions from Bundestag deputies on Wednesday, July 1. According to Merkel, it would be right to complete this project, although construction is difficult.

    "We are acting in this vein," the head of the German government stressed. It also pointed out that Nord Stream 2 was an "economic project with a political …

  • German MPs call on Merkel to abandon Nord Stream 2 over Russia-linked contract killing in Berlin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel should withdraw her support for the Nord Stream-2 project over the murder in Berlin of Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, which was allegedly carried out by Russia, writes the newspaper Bild, citing deputy head of the Free Democratic Party of Germany Alexander Graf Lambsdorff.

    The MP said the killing in Berlin "a couple of hundred meters from government buildings" was a sharp blow to German sovereignty and Berlin should "think three times before laying a …

  • During phone conversation with Merkel Putin insists on direct dialogue between Kyiv and Donbas militants

    On Tuesday, June 9, a telephone conversation took place between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. They discussed the Donbas and negotiations in the "Normandy format”, as reported on the Kremlin's website.

    It is noted that the conversation took place at the initiative of the German leader. Mekrel was concerned about the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the decisions of the December Normandy Four summit.

    Putin and Merkel …

  • Merkel: Sanctions against Russia should remain

    Sanctions pressure on Russia must be maintained. However, the EU needs to communicate more intensively with Russia, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    Speaking at a forum organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, she noted that fundamental violations of international law should be called by their names. Thus, anti-Russian restrictions will remain in force until progress is made in the situation in the Donbass.

    "If there is no progress in the Minsk process, we will …

  • Merkel confirms that Russian hackers attacked Bundestag

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "good evidence" of Russia's involvement in the "outrageous" cyberattack on Bundestag systems in 2015, reported the newspaper Handelsblatt.

    "I take these things very seriously," she said, answering questions from MPs. The Chancellor said the attack was part of a "hybrid warfare strategy" that also included misrepresentation and disorientation. "It's not just a coincidence, it's a strategy," she said.

    When asked by members of the Bundestag about …

  • Media: Russian special services hacked into Merkel’s computer accounts in 2015

    In 2015, Russian hackers gained access to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's official computer and thousands of her official emails, Spiegel reported, citing investigators.

    In total, the volume of the leaked information amounted to about 16 gigabytes, the newspaper writes. Two of the Chancellor's accounts, which she used for correspondence, were attacked from 2012 to 2015.

    The investigation is being carried out by the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany and the Federal Office for …

  • Merkel invites newly appointed Ukrainian Prime Minister to Berlin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal on the appointment to the post and invited him to visit Berlin.

    "Our bilateral relations have reached a high level thanks to increasing cooperation in recent years. The federal government will continue to support you and your government, especially in the areas of decentralization, energy efficiency, anti-corruption and the judicial system," reads Merkel’s statement, which was published on German …

  • Merkel's party calls for sanctions against Russia over Syria

    Leading representatives of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for new sanctions against Russia due to its support for the regime in Damascus. Moscow is responsible for a new escalation of the refugee situation in Syria and Turkey, said German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee Norbert Röttgen in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) published on Sunday, March 1. …

  • Merkel and Macron willing to meet with Putin and Erdogan for Syria talks

    During phone calls with Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have expressed their willingness to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in order to resolve the crisis in Syria’s Idlib province, the German government said in a statement.

    Merkel and Macron have expressed their concern regarding the situation in the region and the catastrophic consequences of the fighting in Idlib. The national leaders called for an immediate ceasefire and …

  • Erdogan to Putin: Haftar's aggressive behavior must be stopped

    Turkish President Recep Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a summit on Libya in Berlin. The Turkish leader stated that the commander of the Libyan National Army Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is pursuing an aggressive policy that must be stopped, reports TASS.

    "Haftar did not sign the agreement at the meeting in Moscow, which shows us that he is not a supporter of the peace process, but seeks a military solution to the conflict," Erdogan said.

    According to Erdogan, in …