Contents tagged with Angela Merkel

  • Merkel finds it premature to talk about partial lifting of sanctions against Russia

    Before discussing the issue of easing the sanctions imposed on Russia, it is necessary to make at least a couple of “important steps" in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference in Berlin on Monday, March 12.

    During the press conference, a DW correspondent asked Merkel whether Berlin would agree to a partial lifting of the sanctions if an agreement was reached on a UN “Blue Helmets” mission for the Donbas, and if the mission began …

  • Merkel asks Putin why Russian officers left Joint Center for the Control and Coordination in Donbas

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, spoke on the phone with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. The Kremlin's website indicated that the politicians discussed the situation in the Donbas. Merkel asked her Russian colleague why Russian officers left the Joint Center for Control and Coordination for the ceasefire and stabilization of the Contact Line (JCCC).

    In response, Putin accused the Ukrainian authorities “who had made it difficult for the Russian military to work because of …

  • Merkel: Russia wants to be 'a force that shapes international order'

    Russia wants to participate in the formation of international order, as evidenced by the events in Syria. This was the opinion expressed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin, as quoted by TASS.

    “We see Russia, which wants to be a force that shapes international order, and in fact is, if we look at Syria,” said Merkel.

    She also noted the strengthening of both Russia and China.

    Speaking about the European Union, Merkel said that the EU should play a “geopolitical …

  • Poroshenko Discusses Ukrainian Conflict with Merkel and Hollande

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conference with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, and the President of France, Francois Hollande, reported the Press Service of the Administration of the Ukrainian President.

    According to the report, the Ukrainian President stressed the unacceptability of the violation of the ceasefire by the Russian-backed separatists and the denial of access of OSCE observers to the occupied territory and uncontrolled parts of the Russian- …