Contents tagged with Merkel

  • Merkel sees no reason to lift sanctions on Russia

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees no reason to lift the economic sanctions against Russia, as stated by the German politician on Friday, August 19, in an interview with the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland media group.

    According to her, Moscow provoked a severe crisis with the annexation of the Crimea and its military operations in eastern Ukraine. "Europe had to respond to the violation of the basic principles of world order," Angela Merkel said.

    According to her, the observance of the …

  • Merkel and Hollande promised Poroshenko they would help with the situation in Crimea

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, discussed  the sharp deterioration of the security situation in connection with the recent provocations by Russia in the Crimea with the President of France, Francois Hollande, and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel.

    The leaders of Germany and France promised comprehensive assistance to help de-escalate the situation and expressed a willingness to work together on a solution, reports the press service of the President.

    Poroshenko noted that …

  • Poroshenko agrees with Merkel’s call for stronger sanctions against Russia

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, conducted a telephone call with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Both parties agreed to intensify the work in the Normandy format and in other sectors, the Presidential press service reported. In particular, the call concerned the development of a clear roadmap for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, including Russia’s fulfillment of the security component.

    As noted in the report, the President of Ukraine pointed out Russia’s …

  • Merkel: Russia has lost the West's trust

    Speaking in the Bundestag on the eve of NATO Summit, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, accused Russia of losing the trust of Western countries, Die Welt reported.

    “If application of laws and inviolability of borders are in question, then of course the trust is lost,” Merkel said. The Chancellor noted that her government insists on the need to respect international law, territorial integrity, sovereignty of the States and their free choice of the Alliances. However, according to Merkel, …

  • Merkel: Sanctions against Russia will be extended because of failure to implement Minsk Agreements

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated at a briefing on the results of European Council meeting in Brussels that the extension of sanctions against Russia is connected with the implementation of Minsk Agreements, RIA Novosti reported.

    “Both the President of France, François Hollande, and I reported once again on the degree of the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. We pointed out that the extension of sanctions is unfortunately necessary in connection with the level of implementation. That …

  • Merkel to meet with Putin before NATO Summit

    As reported on the 19th of June by several German newspapers and sources in the German Government, Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a resumption of the peace process in eastern Ukraine.

    According to the media, "ideally", the new meeting will be held before the NATO summit on July 8-9th.

    The media reports specified that a "preparatory" meeting in the Normandy format was held this week where such issues as the restoration of the "frozen" …

  • Merkel: Sanctions against Russia will not end by themselves

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that sanctions imposed against Russia “will not end by themselves.”

    According to Reuters, she stated that implementing the Minsk Agreements is the key to lifting the sanctions.

    The EU imposed economic sanctions against Russia in July 2014 due to the crisis in Ukraine. In response, Russia banned the import of a number of products from the EU. The European Union tied these sanctions to the Minsk Agreements. According to the EU, the terms of the Minsk …

  • Merkel: Sanctions against Russia will be lifted when Ukraine gains control over its borders

    Sanctions against Russia will be lifter only after Ukraine gains full control over its borders, as stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Congress of the Christian Democratic Union,  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung rerported.

    “I am convinced that Russia is slowly moving towards integration into the common European economic zone from Vladivostok to Lisbon,” Merkel said.

    “At the same time, despite the aspirations of the EU to accept Russia into the common European economy, we …

  • Merkel sees no reason to ease sanctions against Russia

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees no reason to ease the sanctions against Russia.

    According to Reuters, this was stated by the German Deputy Government Spokesperson, Christiane Wirtz.

    On Tuesday, the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that some European Union (EU) countries are skeptical about extending sanctions against Russia. He also said that it was not clear whether or not the EU would extend them.

    “I can only say that the Chancellor is in constant communication …

  • Merkel calls for maintaining sanctions against Russia

    The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, stated on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Japan that G7 countries want to preserve sanctions against Russia, reported. “As for me, it is too early to talk about lifting or easing of sanctions,” Merkel said. 

    “We should do everything in our power to make progress in the political settlement in the coming weeks. There are no large-scale hostilities but there is no stable truce either,” the Chancellor of Germany stated, adding that …