Russia and Germany

Germany to discuss creation of  foundation for Nord Stream-2

The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern plans to set up a foundation to facilitate the completion of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany and to fend off the threat of increased U.S. sanctions that halted work last …

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Germany still rejects US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Berlin is still considering Nord Stream 2 as an economic project, deputy official representative of the German Cabinet of Ministers Ulrike Demmer said at a briefing in the German capital. She stressed that neither the attitude of the …

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Russia blacklists top German intelligence officials

Moscow has blacklisted a number of German law enforcement and intelligence officials, barring them from entering Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.  According to the ministry, the move was taken in response to the …

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Berlin not backing off Russia's Nord Stream 2

Berlin does not plan to back down in the dispute with the United States over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "We do not need to talk about European sovereignty if that is understood as us …

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Putin and Merkel discuss situation in Karabakh

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh during a phone conversation. Putin briefed Merkel on Russia's mediation efforts to end military operations, as well as …

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Pompeo: U.S. building coalition against Nord Stream 2

The United States is building a coalition against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview. "We hope that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline won’t be completed. We’re …

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Germany is still considering boycotting Nord Stream 2

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the German authorities are considering all options, including the suspension of the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, as a reaction to the incident with Alexei Navalny. "We …

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Germany claims Navalny poisoned with Novichok class agent

Germany’s cabinet claimed that German military toxicologists had found traces of a nerve agent of the Novichok family in the body of Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. Berlin called on Moscow to …

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