Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
Modernizing Foreign Ministry's public image was a challenge — Spokeswoman ZakharovaSociety & Culture August 18, 22:24
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Zakharova says good cigar enough to bring down stressSociety & Culture August 18, 22:19
Diplomat says story about American neo-Nazi site in Russia became political show in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 21:07
Putin, Medvedev honor memory of Sevastopol defendersSociety & Culture August 18, 20:02
Yeltsin’s limousine put up for sale for $332,495 in St. PetersburgSociety & Culture August 18, 19:46
Sambo wrestling should become trademark of Russian sports — security officialSport August 18, 18:38
Iran may start oil supplies to Russia within monthBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:31
Nord Stream 2 project will be implemented despite sanctions — energy ministerBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:29
“Germany and France will join efforts in order to help reduce tensions in Ukraine,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.
He is expected to make visits to Moldova, Georgia and Tunisia jointly with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.
“We are unanimous in that it is necessary to use all diplomatic means for implementing the Geneva Agreement,” Steinmeier said.
“Time’s ticking away. Any escalation of tensions complicates the settlement of the conflict,” he said.Commenting on the purpose of the visits to Moldova and Georgia, Steinmeier said Germany and France “are deeply concerned about the eastern partners’ reaction to the situation in neighboring Ukraine”.
“We’re leaving for Moldova and Georgia to study the situation on the ground,” he said.
In light of the events in Eastern Europe, the European Union should not forget its southern partners, particularly Tunisia, Steinmeier said.
“Tunisia is the only country in the region that carried out major tasks on the way to developing democracy and forming a strong civil society,” he said.
“Tunisian citizens’ courage and resolve deserve our full support,” Steinmeier said.