Contents tagged with Merkel

  • Putin, Merkel, and Hollande to discuss Syria after Normandy format meeting

    After today’s Normandy format meeting between the leaders of Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine to discuss the situation in the Donbas, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President François Hollande will discuss the war in Syria, RIA Novosti reported.

    According to Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, “Today the president [Putin] will travel to Berlin on a working meeting… of the Normandy format, which will include Putin, Hollande, Merkel, and Poroshenko… …

  • German Foreign Ministry calls on Russia to stop spreading false information

    The German government harshly refuted the statements by the Russian Foreign Ministry that German Chancellor Angela Merkel made statements in favor of the nomination of Bulgarian EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva for the post of UN Secretary General during the G20 summit in Hangzhou. “The spread of objectively false information on an official level is an unfriendly act,” a representative of the Foreign Ministry of Germany, Martin Schäfer, said on Monday, September 12 in Berlin.

    A spokesman …

  • Merkel and Hollande to discuss war in Ukraine at G20 conference

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande plan to discuss the peace process in eastern Ukraine at the forthcoming G20 conference in China, Deutsche Welle reported.

    Merkel stated that the EU is not seeing nearly enough progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and she wants to raise the subject at the meeting of the twenty largest economies in the world.

    "Germany and France agree on this, and we will work together to promote this topic,” the German …

  • Merkel: Sanctions will not be lifted as long as there are Russian tanks in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that both Moscow and Berlin would be interested in lifting anti-Russian sanctions. However, according to her, it is currently impossible because “there has not been one day when the ceasefire has been implemented in the east of Ukraine.”

    “I’m interested in lifting the sanctions, and once we reach progress in the Minsk negotiations, the sanctions will be weakened,” Merkel noted.

    She also noted that she was “shocked when the first Russian tank …

  • Merkel: The situation with the Minsk Agreements remains complicated

    The situation with the regard to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements remains complicated. This was announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference with Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas in Tallinn on the 24th of August.

    “The situation with the implementation of the Minsk Agreements is extremely complicated. We have not achieved everything that we wanted,” she said, adding that “it's necessary to find a way out together and I hope that with joint efforts, …

  • Merkel criticizes Russia and Syrian government over humanitarian crisis in Aleppo

    The head of the German government, Chancellor Angela Merkel, called the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo ‘nightmarish.’ According to her, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia both must do more to relieve the suffering of the people in the besieged city.

    Merkel said she was shocked by the scale of the humanitarian disaster in the Syrian city of Aleppo and sharply criticized al-Assad and Russia. "What is happening in Aleppo now is a nightmare, a humanitarian catastrophe. Calls for …

  • Merkel sees no reason to lift sanctions on Russia

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees no reason to lift the economic sanctions against Russia, as stated by the German politician on Friday, August 19, in an interview with the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland media group.

    According to her, Moscow provoked a severe crisis with the annexation of the Crimea and its military operations in eastern Ukraine. "Europe had to respond to the violation of the basic principles of world order," Angela Merkel said.

    According to her, the observance of the …

  • Merkel and Hollande promised Poroshenko they would help with the situation in Crimea

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, discussed  the sharp deterioration of the security situation in connection with the recent provocations by Russia in the Crimea with the President of France, Francois Hollande, and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel.

    The leaders of Germany and France promised comprehensive assistance to help de-escalate the situation and expressed a willingness to work together on a solution, reports the press service of the President.

    Poroshenko noted that …

  • Poroshenko agrees with Merkel’s call for stronger sanctions against Russia

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, conducted a telephone call with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Both parties agreed to intensify the work in the Normandy format and in other sectors, the Presidential press service reported. In particular, the call concerned the development of a clear roadmap for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, including Russia’s fulfillment of the security component.

    As noted in the report, the President of Ukraine pointed out Russia’s …

  • Merkel: Russia has lost the West's trust

    Speaking in the Bundestag on the eve of NATO Summit, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, accused Russia of losing the trust of Western countries, Die Welt reported.

    “If application of laws and inviolability of borders are in question, then of course the trust is lost,” Merkel said. The Chancellor noted that her government insists on the need to respect international law, territorial integrity, sovereignty of the States and their free choice of the Alliances. However, according to Merkel, …