Russia and Germany

Putin and Merkel discuss situation in Donbas over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone talk on Thursday. Both Putin and Merkel voiced concern over the rising tensions in the southeast of …

Uniper ends financing of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Germany’s Uniper acting as the financial partner of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project does not plan to finance it in the future, the company’s top manager said at an online press conference on Thursday. "We can …

Russian COVID-19 vaccine could be registered in EU

Germany's Paul Ehrlich Institute, which is in charge of medicines, confirmed that it was already in touch with Russia regarding the paperwork for the registration of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the European Union. …

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 …

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 …

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 …