Contents tagged with Merkel

  • Merkel promises to discuss release of Ukrainian sailors with Putin

    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,” …

  • European politicians call on Merkel to stop Nord Stream 2

    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 …

  • Ukrainian politician accuses Merkel of preventing Ukraine from becoming a NATO member

    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 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. …