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German Intelligence investigates methods of Russian propaganda
The German intelligence service, BND, is checking whether Russia is using the old KGB methods in order to weaken the position of Angela Merkel. The investigation is being conducted on behalf of the German government.BND and the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, on behalf of the German government, are investigating whether Russia has resorted to the methods of the Soviet KGB, aiming to influence political debate and public opinion in Germany. The investigation is about the …
The Deputy of the German Bundestag: Kiev has to realize how dangerous the situation is
The Deputy of the German Bundestag, Roderich Kiesewetter, has criticized the actions of the Ukrainian government in an interview with Deutsche Welle. He has also called on the representatives of the authorities to realize the severity of the situation that the country is currently in.
According to Kiesewetter, who is also a member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, there are fears that the Russian Federation will continue to take actions to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. …
Berlin's Prosecutor's Office investigates Russian journalist
Berlin prosecutors began a preliminary investigation into Ivan Blagy, a correspondent for Russia’s First Channel. This was reported to DW on the 7th of February by German lawyer, Martin Luithle. Luithle’s application for verifying the legitimacy of one of Blagy’s stories formed the basis of a criminal case.
The story in question is about the alleged kidnapping and rape of a 13-year-old Russian-speaking young girl known as Lisa F. These alleged crimes occurred in Berlin and were reportedly …
Poroshenko Seeks Supply of Military Equipment from Germany
In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for increasing the supply of German military equipment to Ukraine.
"We are open to this possibility and we support this because it concerns the security situation in Europe," the President said, answering the question of whether Ukraine needs more weapons from Germany.
Poroshenko, however, did not specify whether he seeks lethal or non-lethal equipment, but he did note that a resolution to the conflict …
Bavarian Minister-President visits Moscow to 'restore normal relations' with Russia
At a reception held by Russian President Valdimir Putin, Bavarian Minister-President Horst Seehofer said that he would make an effort to restore normal relations with Russia. He had previously stated that the Bavarian economy is suffering due to sanctions placed against Russia.
Seehofer is also the head of the Christian Social Union party (CSU). He viewed his visit to Moscow as a step towards achieving these normal relations with Russia. “We wholeheartedly wish to contribute to the …
German Media Uncovers another Case of Disinformation Planted by Russia
Correspondents of the Russian news outlet, The Insider, have found people who assisted a Russian TV channel in creating a false story about refugees in Germany. The Police are denying the information provided in the channel’s report.
The false story by the Russian TV channel, Star, which aired on the 14th of January, reported the rape and murder of a woman in a refugee shelter in Hannover. The police have denied the information concerning the murder, according to German newspaper Hannoversche …
German Deputies Advise Poroshenko to Request the Resignation of the Ukranian Prosecutor General
The Committee on EU Affairs of the German Bundestag is concerned over the process of reforms in Ukraine. The members of the delegation of the German Parliament stated this on the 2nd of February at a press conference in Kiev after a number of meetings with representatives of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian government and other non-governmental organizations.
“We recognize the progress of Ukraine in the process of making reforms. Many laws were adopted but now they should be brought to life. …
Merkel Urges Putin to Bring Peace to Donbas
On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a telephone conference with President Vladimir Putin, as reported on the website of the Government of Germany. “The conversation mostly focused on the status of the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Merkel had also discussed this topic the previous day with Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, in Berlin,” the statement continued.
Merkel made it clear to Putin that the Russian government must observe the ceasefire on Ukraine’s eastern …
For Putin, Merkel is the Main Obstacle to the Lifting of Sanctions
President Vladimir Putin is convinced that the lifting of sanctions against Russia is dependent upon German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
This was reported by Deutsche Welle and was based on reports by German political scientist and an expert of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Stefan Meister. Meister notes that Putin’s administration believes that Merkel has become the main obstacle to the lifting of these sanctions.
“According to Putin, the main problem is Merkel. In the event that …
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry calls on OSCE to react to human rights violations in Crimea
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has called on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to react to human rights violations in Crimea and other regions of Ukraine which are beyond the control of the country. This was stated by the Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Vasyl Pokotylo, at a round table dedicated to Germany’s presidency of the OSCE in 2016.Pokotylo continued, “We believe that the …