Tag: Germany

Siemens rejected Russia’s data on the reasons for the reduction in gas supplies to Germany

Siemens Energy called “very convenient” the reason given by Gazprom for reducing gas supplies to Germany. Such a significant drop in gas pumping volumes would not have occurred due to turbines being repaired, said Käser The significant reduction in Russian gas supplies to Germany occurred for political reasons, and not because of the failure to return the turbine for Nord Stream gas pipeline from repair, according to the Russian side. This was stated by Siemens Energy CEO Joe Käser in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung. «It is very convenient to involve a company that is well known in Russia— said Kezer.— Even if it were, it would never justify such a large reduction in gas flow. The head of Siemens Energy noted that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is ...

Vice-Chancellor of Germany admitted to saving on the soul because of Russian gas

Against the backdrop of limited Russian gas supplies and the risk of its shortage this winter, even high-ranking German officials have to make personal sacrifices Robert Habek German Vice-Chancellor, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habek, in an interview with Spiegel, said that he began to spend less time in the shower for the sake of solidarity with the call of his department, which suggested using such household methods to save energy because of expensive energy carriers. “I adhere to what my ministry recommends (energy saving.— RBC). I have significantly reduced my shower time. But I'm a bad example. As a minister, I have a salary that others only dream of. Besides, I come home late, get up at six and leave at seven. In winter, there is no...

The Gorbachev Foundation denied reports about the export of the Nobel medal to Germany

The information about the export of the Nobel medal of the first president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev to Germany is not true, RBC was told in the press service of the Gorbachev Foundation. “The statement about the export of the Nobel awards to Germany is a slanderous insinuation, — said the press service of the fund. They reported that the ex-president in 1991 directed the monetary part of the Nobel Peace Prize to charitable purposes— in six medical institutions in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The medal and diploma of the laureate are owned by Gorbachev, the Foundation noted. “Currently, the Gorbachev Foundation does not have the opportunity to exhibit in one place all the objects and documents included in the collection of the Museum of Perestroika. Some of them are ...

Scholz called Germany’s mistake in relations with Russia

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz supported the policy of Angela Merkel in relations with Russia The current chancellor refused to condemn the policy of his predecessor Angela Merkel, noting that an attempt to negotiate peacefully could not be a mistake. Scholz considered it a mistake that Germany became dependent on Russian energy resources =”Scholz called Germany's mistake in relations with Russia” /> Angela Merkel and Olaf Scholz Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel's policy towards Russia was not wrong, an attempt at peaceful coexistence cannot be, but Berlin's energy dependence from Moscow is a mistake, acting Prime Minister Olaf Scholz told DPA. “An attempt at reconciliation can never be wrong, as well as an attempt to negotiate peacefully with each other. So ...

Canada announces talks with Germany on turbines for Nord Stream

Gazprom announced a reduction in gas supplies via Nord Stream due to problems with the return of turbines from Canada after repairs. The pumping volume was reduced to 67 million cubic meters. m per day. As a result, gas prices exceeded $1,500 per thousand cubic meters. Canada is in talks with Germany over the maintenance of Siemens turbines for the Nord Stream gas pipeline, Reuters reports, citing a statement from a spokesman for the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources Canada. “The Government of Canada is in active discussions with Germany about the turbines in question and we are working towards a decision,” says the statement. June 14 Gazprom announced a reduction in gas supplies via Nord Stream; up to 100 million cubic meters m per day with the planned 167 million cubic...

Germany began negotiations with Canada on the supply of Siemens gas turbines

Photo: flickr.com The supply of Siemens gas turbines is being discussed by Germany and the government of Canada, Izvestia writes. < p>BMWK spokesperson Susanne Ungard added that Berlin is in contact with the Canadian government regarding the supply of Siemens gas turbines. “We cannot provide details,” Ungard said. . Gazprom announced the shutdown of another Siemens gas turbine at the Portovaya compressor station operating as part of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The company's message says that from tomorrow day, the possible volume of deliveries through the gas pipeline will not exceed 67 million cubic meters per day. Earlier, Gazprom said that “due to the untimely return of gas pumps by Siemens, units from repair” at the station “Portovaya” can be used only...

Germany decided to help export Ukrainian grain by rail

The German authorities are discussing the creation of a monetary fund to accelerate the export of Ukrainian grain by rail. The German government believes that in this way it will be possible to export only 10 million tons ” alt=”Germany decided to help export Ukrainian grain by rail” /> Germany intends to help with the accelerated export of Ukrainian grain to the EU by rail. Michael Theurer, commissioner of the German government for rail transportation, told Handelsblatt newspaper about this. “We are doing everything possible to ensure that grain can be transported from Ukraine by rail to prevent global famine,”— he said. According to the politician, the German authorities are considering the possibility of creating a fund for the purchase of new contain...

Business Insider learned about Spain’s apologies to Germany for tanks for Kyiv

The Spanish authorities apologized to the German federal government after media reports about plans to supply Ukraine with up to 40 old German Leopard tanks, Business Insider reports, citing sources in the German ruling circles. According to the publication , the news of a possible transfer to Kyiv of self-propelled armored vehicles purchased from Germany in the 1990s excited Berlin because of the sensitivity of the situation for him: this would be the first time that a NATO country would send tanks to Ukraine. This subjected Chancellor Olaf Scholz to increased pressure. According to sources, now the Spanish authorities are ready to supply Ukraine with no more than ten combat armored vehicles, moreover, in need of repair. In addition, the transfer of Leopard to the Ukrainian side, accordin...

Bloomberg learned about Germany’s plans to increase the number of NATO troops in Lithuania

The German military contingent in Lithuania as part of the NATO mission will expand to 1.5 thousand people, now it has about 1 thousand military personnel. Germany will also create a special battalion in Lithuania for rapid response, there is no infrastructure yet ” alt=”Bloomberg learned about Germany's plans to increase the number of NATO troops in Lithuania” /> Germany will send another 500 troops to Lithuania, expanding the military contingent in the republic to about 1.5 thousand people, this was done in as part of NATO's efforts to reinforce the eastern flank, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg and Reuters. In the plans of the German government— to increase the military contingent in the alliance's mission to 3,000 troops, Bloomberg int...

What is known about the invasion of the Maybug in Germany?

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany is alarmed by the invasion of the Maybug. According to the statements of German farmers, the pests have already caused great damage to pastures and private plots. According to the agrarheute.com portal, the pest infestation threshold has been exceeded in the country — more than 40 larvae per square meter. On pastures, the situation is aggravated by another factor. The dark side of success in protecting nature has made itself felt. Breeding wild boars, whose population has almost doubled over the past five years, are very fond of feasting on the larvae of the May beetle and, in search of this culinary delight, they literally plow the fields, massively damaging the herbage. No less damage is done to private adjoining plots. The Mi...

Welt learned that sanctions against Gazprom Germania will cost Germany €5 billion

According to Welt, this amount includes gas supplies at higher prices from new suppliers, after Russia imposed sanctions against former Gazprom subsidiaries. In addition to providing consumers, Berlin needs to fill storage Russian sanctions against Gazprom Germania and subsidiaries under its control could cost German gas consumers an additional €5 billion a year, writes Welt am Sonntag, citing unnamed representatives industries. The companies were “subsidiaries” of Russian “Gazprom”, however, the latter stopped participating in them on April 1. On May 11, Russia imposed sanctions against Gazprom Germania and a number of companies under its control. The next day, German Vice Chancellor, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habek announced...

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Germany announced the threat of wiretapping of officials by Russia

The Federal Office for the Protection of the German Constitution draws the attention of politicians and civil servants to the risk of eavesdropping by the Russian special services, said the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Nancy Feser, Bild reports. Such risks, according to the agency, exist in key areas, for example, in the government quarter. They pointed out that “the risk of eavesdropping and the risk of unauthorized data leakage are real and should not be underestimated.” Feather said that Russia is waging a “hybrid war” and therefore Berlin is forced to act in order to defend itself. “That is why we expelled 40 people from the Russian embassy in Berlin whom we suspected of collaborating with the Russian special services,” — she explained. The m...

Speaker of the Rada expressed hope to receive submarines from Germany

Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk met with the head of the German Defense Ministry and asked her to supply Kyiv with submarines and IRIS-T short-range missiles. He stated that Ukraine is ready to become the defensive eastern border of all Europe Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk met with German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht and asked her to provide Kyiv with submarines, the press service of the Ukrainian parliament reports. “I do not rule out the receipt of submarines from Germany, because we are ready to become the defensive eastern border of all of Europe. And this cooperation will be mutually beneficial both at this stage and in the future, — Stefanchuk said, asking Lambrecht to strengthen security decision-making. He also expressed hope for the delivery...

Rogozin instructed to restore the operation of the telescope, disabled by Germany

Head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin instructed to restore the operation of the German telescope at the Spektr-RG orbital observatory, which was turned off by Germany. “I instructed to begin preparations for the restoration of the German eROSITA telescope at the Spektr-RG space observatory.” paired with a Russian telescope», – he wrote in his Telegram channel. According to Rogozin, the operation of a unique orbital system is necessary for science, and for those who “for Russophobic political reasons” decided to turn off the telescope, “there was no moral right to do so.” “We will correct the mistake of the Germans,” he stressed. Spektr-RG, created in The NPO named after Lavochkin was launched in July 2019 from Baikonur by a Proton-M ...

What is behind Germany’s promises to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons

At the end of April, Germany decided to start supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine. However, in Kyiv they say that more than a month has passed, and Berlin has not fulfilled its promises. What did Ukraine get? German promises to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons” /> Howitzers PzH 2000 What weapons did Scholz say about the supply of Ukraine On Wednesday, June 1, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in the Bundestag that the country will supply Ukraine with modern IRIS-T air defense systems: they will be transferred to Kyiv in the coming weeks. The Armed Forces of Ukraine will also receive a modern radar station and 12 PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts (ACS) from Germany (now Ukrainian military instructors are completing their development). “The government has decided to supply th...

Erdogan accuses Germany and France of protecting terrorists

He said that the police in France and Germany allow PKK members to march and speak in parliament, so Turkey cannot yet approve applications for NATO membership Recep Tayyip Erdogan In Germany, France and the Netherlands, PKK members are being protected. (PKK) and its offshoots, while Turkey has not yet received any documents guaranteeing the fulfillment of its requirements for the approval of the Swedish and Finnish applications to NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a speech in parliament. «NATO— this is a security organization, not a terrorist organizations support organization,— he said (quote from TRT Haber). According to him, members of the PKK, which is considered a terrorist organization in Turkey, hold marches with the participation of &#...

Vice Chancellor of Germany pointed to the reverse effect of the US ban on oil from Russia

The introduction by the United States of a ban on the import of hydrocarbons from Russia led to an increase in prices on the world market and an increase in Moscow's income, German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck said in an interview with CNN. The US drove up world market prices, so [President Vladimir] Putin made more money by selling less oil. And, of course, this is a problem that we must find a solution to, otherwise we will destroy with the right hand what we built with the left, and vice versa, — he said. He called the decision to impose restrictions on the supply of Russian hydrocarbons correct and necessary “from a moral point of view”, but noted that so far the embargo has not led to the expected effect. The United States imposed an embargo on oil and gas supp...

Germany says EU unity over sanctions against Russia is ‘collapsing’

The summit of the EU countries, where new sanctions against Russia will be discussed, will be held from May 30 to 31. According to the head of the German Finance Ministry, EU unity on sanctions against Moscow on the eve of the summit “begins to crumble” Robert Habek EU unity regarding sanctions against Russia “begins to crumble”; ahead of the summit, which will discuss the oil embargo and plans to reduce dependence on Russian energy. This was stated by the head of the German Ministry of Economics Robert Habeck, reports Reuters. According to him, after the start of Russia's special operation in Ukraine, “we saw what can happen when Europe is united.” “In view of tomorrow's summit, let's hope that this will continue. But this unity is alrea...

Welt learned about the reduction of Germany’s arms supplies to Ukraine to a minimum

In two months, only two batches of weapons left for Ukraine, they contained small devices – mines, parts of machine guns, radios, hand grenades, detonators, the newspaper writes Over the past nine weeks, Germany has reduced arms supplies to Ukraine to minimum, according to the newspaper Welt, citing documents in its possession. According to the publication, since the end of March, Berlin has not delivered to Kyiv “at least some significant weapons.” Between March 30 and May 26, only two shipments of weapons were sent to Ukraine, and both contained only small devices, the newspaper writes. One, sent in mid-May, contained anti-tank mines, the other, which went to Ukraine a month earlier,— machine gun parts, detonators, radios, hand grenades, explosives and mines. Th...

Duda accused Germany of breaking the promise about tanks for Ukraine

Polish President Duda accused Germany of disrupting the supply of Leopard tanks to replace those given to Ukraine Poland is disappointed that Germany did not keep its promise to supply Leopard tanks to replace equipment sent to Ukraine, Duda said. In response, the German Foreign Ministry assured that they could not transfer tanks “at the click of a finger” Andrzej Duda The German government broke its promise to supply Leopard tanks to Poland to replace military equipment sent to Ukraine, in Warsaw “very disappointed” this situation, Polish President Andrzej Duda told Die Welt at a forum in Davos. “Most of our tank arsenal in the Polish armed forces consists of German tanks of the Leopard type. Therefore, if Germany supported us, if we received a replacemen...

Spiegel learned about the “stuck” negotiations between Germany and Poland on tanks

Spiegel: relations between Germany and Poland have escalated due to the supply of weapons to Ukraine In exchange for the tanks that Poland supplies to Ukraine, Warsaw expects to receive the latest Leopard tanks from Germany, its NATO partner, but Berlin has not yet done so, the newspaper notes Relations between Germany and Poland have escalated due to protracted negotiations on the supply of weapons to Ukraine, writes Spiegel. According to the publication, the negotiations of the countries on the exchange of arms “stuck”, as Warsaw asked to replace its tanks supplied to Ukraine, on the latest German Leopards, but Berlin still hasn't. Poland has already transferred almost all of its 240 Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine, in connection with which the Polish authorities expect Ge...

Welt reported that Kuleba “lost his temper” in a conversation with the Minister of Germany

The newspaper reported on a difficult conversation between the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and the head of the German Defense Ministry on the supply of Gepard tanks. Kuleba demanded an honest answer on this issue. Earlier it was reported that Germany had no ammunition for tanks Dmitry Kuleba Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba “lost his temper” during a discussion with German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht on the supply of Cheetah tanks, writes Welt. According to the publication, the Ukrainian minister, during his trip to Germany last week, demanded an “honest” answer about the tanks and a quick solution to the issue of ammunition for them. Otherwise, he suggested that the minister recognize that the topic was removed from discu...

The Minister of Germany said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​arresting the assets of the Central Bank

According to Finance Minister Christian Lindner, such an idea is being discussed among the member countries of the G7 and the EU, certain proposals have been received. At the same time, in the case of a possible confiscation of the assets of the Russian elite, one must strictly follow the law ” alt=”German Minister of Finance said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​seizing the assets of the Central Bank” /> Christian Lindner German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​confiscation of foreign assets of the Russian Central Bank. He said this in an interview with four European newspapers, including Handelsblatt. “I am politically open to the idea of ​​confiscating the foreign assets of ...

Lavrov announced the “loss of signs of independence” of Germany under Scholz

According to the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, under Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholze, Germany lost its independence. Scholz hesitated for a long time about the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine, but followed the example of other Western countries 756527786786845.jpg” alt=”Lavrov announced the “loss of signs of independence” of Germany under Scholz” /> Sergey Lavrov Germany completely lost its independence under Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the educational marathon “New Horizons”, organized by the society “Knowledge”. “After the current government came to power, Germany lost the last signs of independence,” — Lavrov said. According to h...

Russian Ambassador to Germany expressed hope for the launch of Nord Stream 2

At the same time, the diplomat noted that in Germany there is a “political order” not to use gas from Russia and reduce dependence on Moscow Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechaev expressed hope that the German authorities will eventually return to the Nord Stream gas pipeline project; 2". The diplomat stated this on the air of Solovyov Live. “The time will come to return to this project, at least I hope so,”— he said. According to him, technically the project is completed, the pipes are not only laid, but also filled with process gas. He explained that Nord Stream— 2″ can start supplying gas to Germany at any moment. “On the other hand, there is a political order not to use gas from Russia in any way, on the contrary, to follow the path of reducing imports f...

The Russian Embassy announced a decrease in cases of discrimination against Russians in Germany

The flow of allegations of discrimination from Russian citizens living in Germany has decreased significantly since the start of the special operation in Ukraine, RBC was told at the Russian Embassy in Germany Entrance to the sports hall of the German-Russian Lomonosov school after the arson in Berlin Potok statements from Russian citizens facing discrimination in Germany since the beginning of Russia's military special operation in Ukraine has decreased significantly, RBC was told in the press service of the Russian Embassy in Germany. Earlier, the diplomatic mission opened a special feedback channel in the form of a separate e-mail box, which received messages from citizens about incidents that happened to them. “Currently, the flow of applications has decreased significantly. We...

Germany warns of increase in gas prices due to Russia’s retaliatory sanctions

Russia approved the sanctions list, which included the former “daughters” of “Gazprom”. According to the head of the Ministry of Economy of Germany, due to sanctions, Germany will be forced to conclude new contracts for the supply of gas, possibly at a higher price Russian retaliatory sanctions against Gazprom Germania GmbH and its subsidiaries mean the need to conclude new contracts, possibly at higher prices, said the Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habeck in the Bundestag, reports FAZ. “Inclusion in the sanctions lists” subsidiaries ” Gazprom Germania means they have to re-conclude supply contracts. These contracts will probably be awarded at higher prices,— said the deputy head of...

Scholz said that Russia forced Germany to supply weapons to Ukraine

Germany is helping Ukraine as Russian President Putin has “endangered peace in Europe,” German Chancellor Scholz stressed Olaf Scholz Russia leaves Germany no choice but to supply weapons to Ukraine. This was stated by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the congress of the Association of German Trade Unions, M & uuml; nchner Merkur reports. “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin leaves us no other choice,” he said. According to Scholz, the Russian leader endangered peace in Europe, so Berlin is helping Kyiv. The German chancellor stressed that Putin violated the principle of inviolability of borders in Europe “for his revanchist project of creating a Russian empire.” If Berlin had accepted this, it would have strengthened Moscow even more, Scholz concluded. The...

Reuters reported on the preparation of Germany’s plan in the event of a Russian shutdown of gas

It may include gas consumption rationing, primarily for households, as well as economic support measures for enterprises, including loans and guarantees Germany is developing an action plan that it will implement if Russia suddenly decides to cut off gas supplies, Reuters reports, citing sources. As one of the possible measures, the rationing of gas consumption is called, and the first may be obliged to limit the use of gas by households, and not industry, the agency writes. According to him, this will mean a change in the current policy, according to which in such cases enterprises are the first to be subject to restrictions. Reuters sources also say that Berlin will support the provision of additional loans and guarantees to companies involved in the energy sector in order to support t...