Contents tagged with Heiko Maas

  • German Foreign Minister to visit Ukrain

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk reported that German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Ukraine on November 18-19.

    "On November 18-19, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Ukraine. It is his second trip to Kyiv in the last five months. We appreciate the support of our German partners," Melnyk wrote on Twitter.

    Earlier, Maas said that there are "positive indicators" from Ukraine after Zelensky's election as the President.

    Earlier, it was reported that the Czech …

  • Kasparov calls German Foreign Minister 'an accomplice of Putin's regime'

    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov said that German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas promotes the strengthening of the authority of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Deutsche Welle.

    Kasparov explained that in late June, Maas supported the decision to restore Russia's membership in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, but "Russian Federation did not start to comply with the democratic standards of the Council of Europe after returning to the Assembly."

    Mass …

  • Zelensky discussed ways to ‘revive’ the Minsk process with the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany

    President Volodymyr Zelensky met with French and German Foreign Ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas. The interlocutors discussed the reforms and the ways how to settle the conflict in the Donbas, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    After the meeting in Kyiv, President Zelensky said to reporters that "they support our priorities, and the priorities of my team are economical and anti-corruption issues. Also, the main priority of every Ukrainian is a ceasefire and the end of the war."

    The …

  • German Foreign Minister: Russia's annexation of Crimea a ‘fatal violation of international law’

    On the anniversary of the Crimea’s annexation by Russia, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas deplored Russia’s actions in the peninsula. “This fatal violation of law is now in its fifth year. Russia tried to shift boundaries by resorting to military force. Those who act like this destroy trust and put in question basic principles of peaceful coexistence,” Maas stated on Twitter.

    Earlier, the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic stated that although the Crimea has been annexed by Russia, it is …

  • Germany calls on Russia to take a prohibited cruise missile out of service

    To maintain the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Moscow should take out of service the cruise missile that violates agreements with the USA, stated German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Welt reports. 

    "Moscow has the key to maintaining the INF Treaty. If Russia wants to maintain the treaty, it should disarm so that it could be checked,” Maas said and added that "Russia violated the treaty by developing and putting a prohibited cruise missile [9M729 missile] into service." 

    Maas …

  • German Foreign Minister warns Trump against unilateral agreements with Putin

    During recent talks held in Helsinki, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned U.S. President Donald Trump against partaking in unilateral agreements with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Elaborating on his point, Maas stressed to Bild Newspaper that in particular, such agreements with Russia could cost the United States partners in Europe.

    “Dialogue requires clarity,” Maas stated. “And President Trump’s system of coordination lacks clarity. He who offends his partner risks losing them in …

  • German Foreign Minister anticipates difficult negotiations during the Normandy format talks

    In an interview with Bild, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that he expects difficult negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in the east of Ukraine in the so-called Normandy format that includes Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine.  After a 16-month break, a meeting of the foreign ministers of the four countries will take place in Berlin.

    The lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements has complicated the situation for people in the east of Ukraine who want …