Situation in Ukraine
Crisis unit meeting chaired by Foreign Minister Steinmeier (2 May)
Following the violent clashes between 18 and 20 February 2014, Ukraine is experiencing a period of upheaval. Part of its territory has been annexed by Russia in violation of international law. In the south and east of the country, there have been – in some cases violent – confrontations and also fighting between Ukrainian security forces and pro-Russian groups for weeks now.
In close coordination with Germany’s European and international partners, Foreign Minister Steinmeier is seeking intensively to bring about a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
Click here for an overview of the latest reports, articles and interviews on this issue on our website:
Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls for speedy continuation of the Minsk talks
“The Ukraine conflict needs to be de‑escalated”
German Bundestag approves Federal Foreign Office budget
"I am taking Russia at its word that it does not want to destroy the unity of Ukraine."
Steinmeier visits Kyiv and Moscow for talks on Ukraine
Packed agenda for the EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels
"The European peaceful order is at stake"
Talks between good friends
Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the situation in Ukraine
“We must not ignore Russia”