Contents tagged with Berlin

  • German company Rheinmetall asks Berlin for permission to supply 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine

    A subsidiary of the German defense holding Rheinmetall has asked the German government for permission to supply 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles (IVF) to Ukraine, reports the newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

    According to the newspaper, the request was received by the Ministry of Economy of Germany and was immediately transferred to the Federal Security Council, which, in addition to the head of the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, includes the head of the Federal Chancellor's Office, as well as …

  • Kyiv: Berlin made it clear, sanctions on Russia will not be lifted

    During his visit to Berlin, Anton Korynevych, the permanent representative of the Ukrainian  President to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, received a clear message from Germany that sanctions against Russia due to the annexation of Crimea would not be lifted.

    "During the visit to Berlin, we received important signals from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs that there could be no other position on Crimea and that the lifting of sanctions introduced for Russia’s annexation of Crimea is out …

  • Berlin: gas transit through Ukraine should continue after 2019

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Germany believes that the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine should continue after 2019, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    During a joint briefing with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in Kyiv, Maas said that "we [Germany] support negotiations on gas transit through Ukraine. We believe that transit should continue after 2019."

    Maas stressed that he wants to dispel certain speculations around the "gas" topic that have recently …

  • Russian detained in Germany for planning a terrorist attack

    The German General Prosecutor's Office reported that Russian citizen Magomed-Ali C. (last name withheld by German authorities) was arrested in Germany for preparing a terrorist attack. The report also stated that a search was conducted in the suspect's apartment and that charges against him will be heard by the court on August 23.

    The Russian citizen, together with another man named Clement B., is accused of planning to set off an explosion in an unidentified place. The explosive triacetone …

  • Lavrov: Russia sees no reason for Normandy Format meeting

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on July 30 that he does not see the conditions for holding another Normandy Format (Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia) session at the highest level because “the leaders’ previous agreements have not been fulfilled”.

    “Until such a purely specific agreement of Normandy Four state officials on three specific settlements is carried out, holding another summit will not be very good for the Normandy Format’s reputation. Not to mention that in the …

  • Germany continues to arm Ankara despite Turkey's attacks on Kurds in Syria

    Germany continues to supply weapons to Ankara, even after the start of a Turkish military operation against the Kurds in Syria, as reported on Friday, March 30, by the German public-service channel ARD, citing a response by the German Foreign Ministry to a parliamentary inquiry by the Left Party.

    Since January 20, the report said, Germany has issued permits valued at 4.4 million euros for the supply of arms and ammunition to Turkey.

    Anton Hofreiter, co-chair of the Green parliamentary faction …

  • Media: Of 100 potential terrorists in Germany, every eighth is Russian

    According to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) , of every 100 people in Germany considered as posing a potential threat to public security and subject to deportation, every eighth has Russian citizenship.

    Since the beginning of this year, Germany has deported 13 people who posed a potential threat to public security.

    According to the publication, there are about 100 such persons in Germany subject to deportation to their countries of origin. More than 30% of them are …

  • Rally in Support of Oleg Sentsov held in Berlin

    On the 14th of February, a rally in support of Ukrainian film maker Oleg Sentso, who was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment in Russia, took place in Berlin at a film festival. Famous movie stars Meret Becker and Katja Riemann took part in the event organized by Amnesty International and both German and European Film Academies.

    Meret Becker, in an interview with Deutsche Welle, stated that Sentsov’s case should be considered by a civil court, not by a military court. According to her, it is …

  • Russian Agriculture Minister Denied German Visa

    The Russian Minister of Agriculture was denied a German visa. Alexander Tkachev, who was going to visit the agricultural exhibition in Berlin, was denied an entry visa because at the time of his request, he was listed on an EU sanctions list. As a result, the Ministry said that Russia no longer considers it possible for them to participate in the event.

    "Russia was going to take part in the World Food and Agricultural Exhibition at Green Week 2016, but due to the fact that the German Foreign …