Category Archives: Germany

German Foreign Minister criticizes US pressure on Iran: Threats will not lead to anything

Change of regime will not improve the situation in Iran German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas negatively perceives the US approach to Iran, believing that the policy of threats will not bring the desired result. The head of German diplomacy expressed his opinion on the “Iranian issue” in an interview with Bild am Sonntag, published on Sunday, January 19, Deutsche welle

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USSR and Hitler divided Poland: Germany responded to Putin scandalous statement

Germany responded to the scandalous statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Poland was directly involved in “unleashing the Second World War.” “The position of the federal government (Germany  – ed.) Is clear: the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact served to prepare for the criminal invasion of Nazi Germany in Poland. The USSR, together with Germany, took part in this brutal partition of Poland, ” said German Ambassador to Poland

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Prystaiko: Germany refused Ukraine military assistance

Foreign Minister of Ukraine is outraged by fact that only smaller part of population in Germany approves of sanctions imposed on Russia after annexation of Crimea Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko announced Germany’s refusal to provide military assistance to Ukraine to combat Russian aggression in the east of the country. The head of Ukrainian diplomacy announced this in an interview with

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Germany and Russia: The end of the honeymoon period?

Article by: Colette Hartwich Editor’s NoteThe term schröderization or schroederizationdesignates the coopting of a key political elite in an important position within a Russian state-owned energy entity, or, in a broader sense, it means co-opting and corruption of foreign political and/or business figures by hostile regimes. The term is derived from the last name of former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

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Germans Aim to Kneecap U.S. Sanctions on Russia

German officials warn about major blowback from U.S. efforts to block a natural gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany. Late on Friday, President Donald Trump is set to sign legislation sanctioning a gas pipeline project that would run from Russia to Germany. The Ukrainian government has worked to stop the project. The German government, meanwhile, opposes the sanctions. In a

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Russia uses Germany's AfD in influence campaigns – think tank

Over the past two years, Russian propaganda has been intensively attracting to its influence operations AfD’s Ulrich Oehme. Russia is once again exploiting its agents of influence from among German right-wing politicians, and this time is trying to legitimize the unrecognized “republics” in eastern Ukraine and induce another split between German and the U.S. While Washington considers recognizing Russia as

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Russian Embassy Worker Expelled From Germany Identified as GRU Officer – Report

One of two Russian diplomats expelled from Germany over the killing of a former Chechen rebel in Berlin has been identified as Yevgeny Sutsky, an officer in the GRU military intelligence agency, a report by the German tabloid Bild and the investigative outlet Bellingcat has said. Germany sent the two unnamed Russian Embassy employees home earlier this month because it

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Famous Negotiators: Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin

How two world famous negotiators, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, came to an agreement to meet regarding the Ukraine. How the Relationship of Famous Negotiators like Merkel and Putin Can Impact Diplomatic Negotiations At a January press conference back in 2015, German chancellor Angela Merkel dangled a carrot in front of Russian president Vladimir Putin: the possibility of a summit

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"North Stream-2". Germany urged the US not to impose sanctions

Berlin is in talks with Washington. The German government has urged the US Senate not to approve a defense budget, which imposes sanctions on companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline. This was stated by the head of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gaiko Maas, reports the German edition  Handelsblatt . Maas said that imposing sanctions on the gas

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Putin Says Georgian Killed in Berlin Was Behind Moscow Metro Bombing

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August was himself a killer who took part in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscow’s requests for his extradition had not been heeded. Asked at a news conference in Paris if Russia would respond in kind to Germany’s expulsion of two Russian diplomats over the man’s killing, Putin said: “There

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Vitaly Portnikov: Russia “bombarding” the doubters before Normandy Four Summit

Article by: Vitaly Portnikov The Kremlin is preparing for the Norman Four Summit as best it can. Shelling on the demarcation line has not stopped. The “DNR parliament” has just “voted a law” recognizing the borders of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast as its own borders, thus enveloping the entire region. Speaker of the Russian State Duma Viacheslav Volodin has warned that

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Germany Expels Two Russians in Dispute Over Killing of Georgian in Berlin

Germany said on Wednesday it had expelled two Russian embassy employees in protest over what it said was Moscow’s lack of cooperation in an investigation into the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin. German prosecutors suspect Russian or Chechen involvement in the murder of the man in a Berlin park in August. Russia has denied any involvement and said on Wednesday it would

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Defected Pro-Kremlin Lawmaker Resettles in Germany

A former pro-Kremlin lawmaker who voted for a law banning U.S. citizens from adopting Russian children has resettled in Germany, the country’s Süddeutsche Zeitung daily reported Monday. Robert Schlegel supported the adoption ban, tried to push through a “fake news” bill, co-authored Russia’s “Google tax” and boasted about a 2007 cyberattack that crippled neighboring Estonia’s networks.  Schlegel told Süddeutsche Zeitung,

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German Prosecutors Suspect Russia Connection to Georgian Killing in Berlin

German federal prosecutors believe Russian intelligence was involved in the August killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin and want to take over the investigation, a legal source told Reuters on Tuesday, confirming a report by public broadcaster ARD. The measure could raise tensions between Germany  — and other western countries — and Russia, after strains over the poisoning of a former Russian

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IOM: Some 49,000 Ukrainians victims of human trafficking over past three years

22:40, 02 December 2019 UKRAINE About 94% of affected Ukrainians are those who suffered from labor exploitation. Over the last three years about 49,000 Ukrainians could have suffered from human trafficking, according to the International Organization for Migration. The vast majority (94%) of the victims suffered from labor exploitation. Over a half (65%) of the victims identified by the IOM

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