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.
Germany is very keen to see a stable, democratic and economically flourishing Ukraine which is why the German Government has provided the country with such a high level of support. Since 2014, Germany…
Mines, booby-traps and unexploded ordnance prevent life from getting back to normal after a conflict. That’s why Germany is active worldwide in efforts to clear mines and munitions. One focal area of our work is Ukraine.
There is a danger of death for people on both sides of the contact line stretching for over 450 km in eastern Ukraine as the terrain is mined. The organisation HALO Trust is working to clear the mines, efforts supported by Germany to the tune of two million euro.
Foreign Minister Maas is travelling to Kyiv today, Ukraine’s Independence Day. This day is a particular incentive to work intensively on finding a solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. There have been some hopeful signs in recent weeks: this ceasefire is the longest since 2014.
A month after the Normandy-format Foreign Ministers meeting, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is holding talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba to discuss further steps in the Normandy process, Ukraine’s reform agenda and the fight against the impact of the corona pandemic.