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Germany considers Russia’s claims to the Sea of Azov inappropriate, Chancellor Angela Merkel told Bundestag deputies on Wednesday. She stated that Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian Navy ships in the Kerch Strait was “a cause for concern.”
“Let us call things by their proper names. We do not accept Russia’s actual claims to the Sea of Azov,” Merkel stated. Nevertheless, Germany rejected the idea of new sanctions for the Kerch incident. At the EU Summit on December 13, Berlin will advocate the …
The press secretary of the federal government Steffen Seibert stated that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel conducted a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the message, the two sides discussed the situation in the Kerch Strait. During the conversation, Merkel urged the Russian president to release the detained Ukrainian sailors and to ensure the passage of ships through the Kerch Strait. The parties also discussed gas transit from Russia through …
Angela Merkel’s intention to step down from the position of leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, and later from the position of federal chancellor, threatens to cause trouble for Russia.
Merkel’s most likely successor as head of the ruling CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has criticized Russia for exacerbating the conflict with Ukraine, and has identified the Nord Stream 2 project as a possible target of response measures.
Refusing to support the project at all would be …
During a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his German and French colleagues Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron a detailed explanation about the incident in the Kerch Strait, reported Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, as cited by Interfax.
“The president gave comprehensive explanations about the Black Sea border incident [at the meeting with Merkel], and demonstrated it clearly. He also demonstrated it clearly yesterday, at the meeting with …
Germany does not intend to soften sanctions against Russia even though German businesses would like to see the relations with Russia improve, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin on Thursday.
Although the German business circles often call for softening the sanctions, “this is about principles”, Merkel said.
“There are a number of states around Russia that were not able to develop as they would like to. We cannot shut our eyes to this. We can explain something with sanctions,” she …
German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Ukraine of solidarity in the conflict with Russia and promised to discuss the issue of respecting the rights of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in the capital of Argentina, Deutsche Welle reports.
According to Merkel, Kyiv should “act smart.” She noted that it would be impossible to solving the Ukrainian-Russian conflict by military means. "The conflict in Ukraine can be solved through dialogue only,” …
Postimees news agency reports that 69 European parliamentarians and 20 politicians from the European Union countries have called on Merkel to review her policy on the German-Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream-2
“We ask you, Madam Chancellor, that your government reconsiders and changes its policy regarding Nord Stream 2. Stop slowing down the work related to the Gas Directive. Support the position of the European Commission and the European Parliament. Let Russia’s president know that Germany …
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is “responsible” for the fact that Ukraine has not become a NATO member yet, stated Verkhovna Rada Deputy Yuriy Chyzhmar on the Channel ZIK.
“It was she who in 2008 in Bucharest, as you remember, raised the issue of not providing Ukraine with an action plan for NATO membership, to please Putin. If we had it then, maybe today the issues of the Donbas and the Crimea would not exist, so we have lot of questions for you,” the deputy stated in the show “People are …
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 …
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 “ …