G7 countries pledge years of support to Ukraine

Wangels (dpa) – The G7 group of leading industrialised countries is sending a united signal to Ukraine at the meeting of its foreign ministers in northern Germany. Germany and the other G7 countries want to continue supplying the Ukrainian armed forces with weapons and other military equipment for the fight against the aggressors from Russia … Read more

Scholz has spoken to Putin on the phone again

Berlin (dpa) – After more than six weeks of radio silence, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has spoken on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin again. The conversation took place on Germany’s initiative, the Kremlin announced in Moscow on Friday. No information was initially provided by the German side. However, Scholz had already announced … Read more

G7 keen to break blockade of Ukrainian grain exports

Wangels (dpa) – The G7 group of leading democratic industrial nations is keen to ensure that Ukraine can remain a major grain exporter despite the Russian war of aggression. As German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) said on Thursday at the start of consultations with colleagues from the other G7 countries in Weissenhäuser Strand on … Read more

Bundeswehr to remain in West Africa

Berlin (dpa) – The German government is planning to continue deploying German soldiers in West Africa, albeit in modified form. Among other things, the cabinet in Berlin approved a new mandate for German participation in the UN Stabilisation Mission Minusma in Mali on Wednesday. This will see the maximum number of personnel to be deployed … Read more

Baerbock in Ukraine: “Don’t let up”

Kiev (dpa) – On her first visit to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has pledged broad support with the investigation of war crimes. There must be “no impunity for the war crimes committed by Russia, for the abductions, for the murderers and rapists,” she said during a … Read more

Baerbock in Kyiv

Kiev (dpa) – Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is the first German cabinet member to travel to the capital Kyiv since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. On Tuesday, the Green politician first visited the suburb of Bucha to see the situation there for herself. More than 400 bodies had been discovered … Read more

Scholz and Macron urge de-escalation

Berlin (dpa) – Two and a half months after the start of the Ukraine war, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron, who has just been re-elected, joined forces in Berlin to call for concrete steps towards a ceasefire. “What we want to achieve is a ceasefire, as soon as possible,” Macron said. … Read more

“An 8 May like no other”

Fellow citizens, The Second World War came to an end in Europe 77 years ago today. When the weapons fell silent on 8 May 1945, there was a deathly calm – shrouding the graves of more than 60 million women, men and children. Millions of people fell on the battlefields. Millions were murdered in their … Read more

Scholz: Support for Ukraine is “legacy” of 8 May

Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has stressed Germany’s historic responsibility in supporting Ukraine against Russia’s war of aggression. “We have learned a key lesson from our country’s catastrophic history between 1933 and 1945,” Scholz said in a televised address marking the 77th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe … Read more

Scholz: Putin’s war is an attack on democracy

Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sees the war launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin as an attack not only on Ukraine, but also on the very essence of democracy. In a guest article for the Welt daily newspaper, the SPD politician wrote that Putin’s goal was not only to destroy Ukraine: “His war … Read more