Berlin is the first place Macron has visited following his re-election as French president. Together with Chancellor Scholz, he has called for concrete steps towards a ceasefire in Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is the first German cabinet member to travel to Ukraine. She plans to reopen the German embassy in Kyiv, which has been closed since mid-February.
In a televised speech, the Chancellor emphasises Germany's historic responsibility in supporting Ukraine - the full speech.
The German chancellor highlights Germany’s solidarity with Ukraine in a televised address on the 77th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 8 May.
The 52-year-old spent half a year conducting research on the International Space Station (ISS). Maurer was the twelfth German in space.
Germany’s president expresses “solidarity, respect and support for the courageous struggle of the Ukrainian people” to the Ukrainian president.
Germany wants to quickly create alternatives to Russian natural gas. Economics Minister Habeck is hoping for a “bold statement”.
Following consultations, Chancellor Scholz has pledged further comprehensive assistance to the government of Ukraine. Germany is also supplying the country with weapons.
At government consultations, Germany’s Chancellor Scholz and Indian Prime Minister Modi agreed among other things on greater cooperation in the area of climate protection.
Federal Foreign Minister Baerbock sees Germany as being “prepared” to manage without Russian oil for several years.
The German chancellor has strongly condemned the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, saying that Putin’s war is an attack “on everything that constitutes democracy”.