Category Archives: Germany

Zelensky congratulates Germany on assumption of EU Council presidency

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has congratulated Germany on the beginning of its presidency of the Council of the European Union. “Congratulations to Germany with the assumption of the presidency of the EU Council. Ukraine shares European values and moves towards the EU. With new challenges of the COVID-19 everyone needs old friends – to learn our lessons, reshape and

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“Attack on the European economy.” Kremlin-based Schroeder scares EU after sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Upcoming US sanctions against the construction of the North Stream-2 will affect more than 120 European companies. This was stated by the ex-chancellor of Germany, chairman of the board of directors of Rosneft Gerhard Schroeder , reports Kommersant . According to Schroeder, this ” is nothing but a deliberate termination of the transatlantic partnership.” “More than 120 companies in the field of shipbuilding, engineering, environmental protection and safety,

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Kremlin urges Germany to build factories in Russia

Russia expects to expand cooperation with German businesses and establish joint production of high value-added products in Russian territory, stated Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov during the online conference “Russia and the World in 2021”, organized by the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce. According to the Minister, Germans could begin construction of factories for the auto industry, aviation

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German Bundestag insists on abandoning Nord Stream 2 due to murder in Berlin

The deputy head of the FDP faction Alexander Lamsdorf believes that the reaction of Berlin to the murder of Khangoshvili should be the same as the reaction of the UK to an attempt to poison the Skripals The German Free Democratic Party (FDP) insists on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to launch the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia in

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Gazprom takes Germany to court over Nord Stream 2 decision

Nord Stream 2 AG has appealed to the Supreme Regional Court of Dusseldorf against the decision of the German Federal Network Agency, which refused to exempt the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline from the EU Third Energy Package. The Swiss company, 100% owned by Russian gas giant Gazprom, considers the decision of the German regulator “discriminatory” and contrary to the “constitutional

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A guide to pro-Russian actors in Europe

2019 was marked by a series of harmful for Ukraine Russia’s “wins” in the international field. For example, Russia’s return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. However, the successes of the country-aggressor would hardly be possible, if it did not have international allies. The International Center for Countering Russian Propaganda is researching Russia’s political allies in various

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Volker: France and Germany do not put enough pressure on Russia in Normandy format

Former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker says he is disappointed with the position of Germany and France that seek to avoid accusations against Russia regarding non-compliance with the Minsk agreements. “Unfortunately, the United States does not play a big role in supporting this process after I resigned in September. I think we really lost in this, and

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Ex-Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder heads Rosneft’s board of directors

17:59, 8 June 2020 – 112 UA German politician is criticized for his work in Russian companies. Former Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rosneft Russian oil and gas company. Schroeder was re-elected at the annual meeting of shareholders, the press service of Rosneft said. As you know, Gerhard Schroeder has been heading the

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Russian ‘Terrorists’ Training German Neo-Nazi Youth in Combat – Reports

Young right-wing extremists from Germany are receiving combat training from Russian white supremacists whom the United States has blacklisted as terrorists, Germany’s Focus news magazine reported Friday. The U.S. State Department branded the Russian Imperial Movement as a foreign terrorist organization in April, saying it runs two paramilitary training camps in St. Petersburg that have pulled in neo-Nazis from across

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Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany responds to insult made by Schröder

Andriy Melnyk considers Schröder to be the cynical lobbyist for Kremlin in Germany Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk responded to the insult addressed to him by former Cnancellor Gerhard  Schröder as Ukraine’s Embassy to Germany reported. “The name of Mr. Schröder will always be noted in the world history as the synonym to the cynical lobbyist for Kremlin in Germany

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Fugitive ex-lawmaker Onyshchenko refused political asylum in Germany

By Toma Istomina. The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has refused to grant political asylum to Oleksandr Onyshchenko, a former Ukrainian lawmaker who escaped prosecution at home for alleged fraud and money laundering. According to German broadcaster DW, the institution declined Onyshchenko’s request in early May. The news came a day after the German Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg declined the Ukrainian

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RFE/RL: Germany threatens sanctions against Russian national over Bundestag hacking

Russia’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately comment on the German move. Germany’s Foreign Ministry has threatened EU sanctions against “those responsible” for a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament, including a Russian national, as a diplomatic row between the two countries intensifies. The ministry said in a statement on May 28 that it had summoned the Russian ambassador to

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Russia halts gas supplies to Germany via Poland

Supplies of Russian Gas to Germany via Poland using the Yamal-Europe pipeline have been halted, reported Interfax with reference to the data of the German gas transport operator GASCADE Gastransport GmbH. At 08:00-09:00 am Tuesday, the volume of the gas intake at Malnov station on the Polish-German border fell to zero. The day before, the transit of gas was at

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A BAD DAY IN COURT FOR NS2

Litigation, Disinformation, and Russia’s Energy Weapon  Nord Stream 2 is in battle mode. The Russian-German gas project appears to be applying every possible legal argument and procedure to ensure the Baltic Sea pipeline will operate on its terms, i.e. unfettered by European Union law. In the German courts, it is challenging the German energy regulator, the BNetzA, which denied it

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Schroeder verbally abuses Ukraine’s Ambassador in Germany

Former German Chancellor called Andriy Melnyk a “midget” Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder got involved in a scandal with Ukraine’s Ambassador in Germany Andriy Melnyk. The story occurred, as Schroeder spoke during the first edition of Agenda, his new audio podcast on May 26. Deutsche Welle quoted the politician as saying. “One should not nibble each other with sanctions. I

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Moscow Says No Proof Russian Hackers Spied on Merkel

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday rejected allegations by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Russian hackers had spied on her. “Five years have passed. Not a single concrete fact has been provided,” Lavrov said in a live interview with Russia’s RBC news website. Speaking in parliament on Wednesday, Merkel voiced frustration that Russia was targeting her in hacking attacks as

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Germany may take action against Russia due to a hacker attack on the Bundestag website – Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the German prosecutor’s office has enough evidence of Russia’s involvement in the hacker attack in 2015. She stated this in response to questions from members of the Bundestag on May 13, writes DW . According to Merkel, it was an episode of a “hybrid war”, not a coincidence. Germany reserves the right to take “measures, including against Russia,”

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Germany accuses Russia of hacking Merkel’s email

The attacker gained access to two email accounts where letters for 2012-2015 were stored Russian military intelligence gained access to thousands of emails from German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a result of a hacker attack in 2015. This is stated by Der Spiegel. According to German journalists, on May 8, 2015, a hacker with the nickname Scaramouche gained access to

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Kyiv will defend idea of creating memorial to Ukrainian victims of Nazism in Berlin – ambassador

Ukraine will continue to promote the idea of creating a memorial to the Ukrainian victims of Nazism in Berlin, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk has said in an interview with Ukrinform. “As for our initiative on a memorial to Ukrainian victims, I will say at once that we are at the very beginning of the road. I hope that

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Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany refused to celebrate anniversary of Nazi surrender in Berlin with Russian representatives

Berlin Mayor Michael Muller invited ambassadors of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus to commemorative event on occasion of end of World War II on May 2 The Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnik refused to participate in commemorative events in Berlin with representatives of Russia on the occasion of the end of World War II in Berlin on May 2.

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Journalists identify FSB’s elusive operative “Elbrus”: From MH17 to assassinations in Europe

Despite the fact that Col. Igor Egorov played a crucial role in the annexation of Crimea and in Russia’s incursion into Eastern Ukraine, he has crisscrossed the EU and traveled to the Middle East and Asia on almost a monthly basis. In previous joint investigations with Der Spiegel and The Insider, Bellingcat identified the killer of a Georgian-Chechen asylum seeker

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Brian Bonner: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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