After intensive negotiations, the Russian company Gazprom and the Ukrainian company Naftogaz concluded a new contract for gas transit through Ukraine on 31 December 2019 – one day prior to the expiry of the old agreement. The gas transit through Ukraine is thus secured for the next five years.
Relations between Germany and Russia are wide-ranging. The two countries’ political relations are overshadowed by Russia’s violations of fundamental principles enshrined in international law such as…
Since 2014, the Eastern Partnership programme has enabled numerous civil-society organisations in Germany and in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia to play their part as key actors and important partners of governance.
The Foreign Minister’s visit will focus on Syria, Iran and Ukraine, as well as on arms control and human rights.
With the demise of the INF Treaty, we are losing an important part of the international security architecture today. For decades, the treaty helped prevent an arms race between the major powers. In recent years, Russia stationed cruise missiles in violation of the agreement. So what happens now?