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.
Germany is very keen to see a stable, democratic and economically flourishing Ukraine. Since 2014, around 544 million euros have been newly pledged within the framework of bilateral development…
The heads of state or government of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are meeting in Paris today. This Normandy summit is intended to inject impetus into efforts to resolve the conflict and to facilitate tangible progress for the people in eastern Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Maas is travelling to Ukraine today. In talks with President Zelensky, Prime Minister Honcharuk and Foreign Minister Prystaiko, Maas intends to explore opportunities for further steps towards resolving the conflict.
A crucial course has been set for conflict resolution in eastern Ukraine with the parties to the conflict reaching agreement on what is known as the “Steinmeier formula”.