Ukraine's president accuses Russia of launching a new phase of aggression, following a skirmish in the sea off Crimea. What is the German perspective on this? Gunther Krichbaum (CDU), Chair of the Bundestag's EU affairs committee, speaks to DW.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, have lauded their countries' cooperation. Relations have been strained over Russia's annexation of Crimea and the Ukraine conflict.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who has said resolving ongoing disputes with Russia would be his top priority, has called for internationally mediated talks. Moscow says it will consider the request.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has talked about the prospect of peace in eastern Ukraine with Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader said he was open to restarting negotiations under an international framework.
Russia has received backing from the Council of Europe's assembly to return to the body. Moscow had its voting rights suspended five years ago over the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.
© 2019 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version