Contents tagged with Merkel

  • Russian Foreign Minister claims sanctions harm the implementation of the Minsk agreements

    Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov stated that the European Union "invites Ukraine to sabotage the Minsk Agreements" and that Russia ends up paying for it. At a meeting with his Italian colleague, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, Lavrov accused Ukraine again of not implementing the Minsk Agreements, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.

    Lavrov still denies that the Russian Federation violates the Minsk agreements. He accused Ukraine of not conducting a dialogue with the Russian-backed DPR …

  • Erdogan speaks about Trump’s and Merkel’s argument regarding Russian gas

    At the NATO summit in Brussels July 11-12, US President Donald Trump rebuked allies in the alliance for paying too much for Russian gas, but the Turkish and German leaders argued with him, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports Milliyet.

    According to Erdogan, at the summit, Trump accused those gathered of “feeding Russia." "You [Turkey] are paying as much as Germany," said the American president.

    Trump did not mention Turkey “out of politeness,” Erdogan feels. Nevertheless, he “ …

  • Putin complains to Merkel about the situation in DPR after Zakharchenko's death

    Russian president Vladimir Putin conducted a conversation over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during which the parties discussed the situation in Ukraine and Syria. 

    As reported on the Kremlin website, the conversation was initiated by the German side. It is also noted that Putin “expressed concern” about the situation in the DPR after the murder of the separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko.

    “The mutual willingness to further facilitate the settlement of the conflict is …

  • Lavrov: Putin and Merkel discussed the fate of Sentsov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the issue of director Oleh Sentsov during a meeting in Meseberg on August 18, stated Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at a news conference following the talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, reported TASS.

    “We have been informing people on his health condition. He is under the constant supervision of doctors. This question purely concerns the humanitarian sphere. There are legislative …

  • 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 …

  • Merkel speaks against easing Russian sanctions

    At a meeting with the heads of governments of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in Vilnius, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel opposed mitigation of sanctions against Russia.

     While there is no significant progress in implementing the Minsk agreements, we cannot talk about lifting sanctions, Merkel said.

     According to the head of the German government, “there is no significant progress in the Minsk process.” “Peace and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine are very …

  • Merkel does not rule out Germany's participation in the strikes on Syria

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the statement of her government coalition partner in the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) about the possible Bundeswehr involvement in Syria. "Saying “no” in advance to everything that happens in the world cannot be Germany's position," Merkel said on Wednesday, September 12, speaking in the general debate on the Bundestag budget.

    "We cannot ignore the use of chemical weapons elsewhere and how the international convention is not respected. …

  • Media: Merkel will visit Kyiv to force Ukraine’s reconciliation with Russia's Gazprom

    The key topic of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Kyiv, scheduled for early November, is the continuation of the Russian gas transit through Ukraine after the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline construction is completed, writes the Polish edition of Gazeta Wyborcza.

    The publication notes that many European experts and politicians have criticized the intention to implement the Nord Stream-2 project, which will only strengthen the EU's dependence on Russian gas. After the launch of the new …

  • Merkel and Trump urged Putin to influence Assad

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump had a telephone call conversation, during which they discussed the situation in Syria,reported the representative of the German government Steffen Seibert.

    It is noted that Germany and the United States share a common concern in connection with the humanitarian crisis in the Idlib region, as well as the movement of government forces on the holdings of Islamist and jihadist groups in this province.

    Merkel and Trump "called on Russia …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine counts on US help with obtaining NATO membership

    Kyiv hopes that the position of the US on Ukraine's possible membership in NATO will be decisive in the course of discussions about Kyiv's Euro-Atlantic prospects with partner countries, said Vadim Prystayko, the head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO during a conference in Kyiv, LB.ua news outlet reports.

    “In NATO, of course, all member states are equal. However, some states are more equal than others, as Orwell put it. We expect that if one of NATO leaders is inclined the way Mr. Bolton …