Contents tagged with Aksyonov

  • Head of Crimea refuses to ask Ukrainian President to resume water supply to peninsula

    The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that the Crimean authorities will not ask the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to resume the supply of water to the peninsula.

    "Besides Zelensky, no one in Ukraine can make such a decision, everything else is a talk about nothing," said Aksyonov in an interview for Russian 24 TV channel.

    He added that the Ukrainian President has an opportunity to "legally take a pen and sign a document" on the supply of water to Crimea. Morally, …

  • Kyiv: Russia may resort to military escalation to ensure water supply to Crimea

    Former Prime Minister of Crimea, ex-chairman of the Sevastopol City Council Serhiy Kunitsyn belives that the reserves of fresh water in the annexed Crimea are almost exhausted and there is only two months supply of water left. Because of this, the Kremlin may decide to begin militarily operation and Ukraine must be ready for it, said Kunitsyn on air of Obozrevatel.tv.

    "The water situation is critical, without Ukraine they will not be able to solve this problem, because objectively such a …

  • Aksyonov confirms unprecedented drought in Crimea

    The head of the annexed Crimea Sergey Aksyonov called this year one of the driest in 150 years of weather observations.

    "Today, our main problem is the drought. Unfortunately, this is one of the driest years. During 150 years of weather observation, we have the least amount of precipitation this year, this almost never happened," RIA Novosti quotes Aksyonov as saying.

    At the same time, Aksyonov noted that in recent days the weather has changed, and there have been rains in Crimea.

    "We hope …

  • Russians visiting Crimea will have to undergo medical testing at their own expense

    The head of annexed Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said that residents of other regions of Russia, coming to the peninsula without a specific purpose, will be placed "under medical observation at their own expense".

    Aksyonov signed the decree on these measures on May 24, TASS reports.

    "Citizens from other Russian region who come to Crimea without a specific purpose, will undergo medical observation at their own expense," Aksyonov said at a meeting of the operational center for COVID-19 pandemic. …

  • Head of annexed Crimea asks Russians not to come to peninsula

    The head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov urged Russians not to come to the peninsula either on vacation or on business trips.

    "I never thought that I would make such a request, but there is no other way today. I urge all our citizens to refrain from coming to the territory of the Republic of Crimea both for business and for recreation purposes, as all Crimean resorts and all recreation places are closed. As our president said, self-distancing is the only medicine for today," Aksyonov said in a video …

  • Putin to Head of Crimea: it’s our responsibility to ensure everyone has a job they like

    On October 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with newly appointed Russian governors, including the Head of the annexed Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov.

    Aksyonov reported on his Facebook page about the tasks that the Russian President sets before newly elected governors.

    "President Putin noted that to achieve big national development goals, it is necessary to make sure that every person has a job he likes and prosperity so that both large and small cities and rural areas have …

  • Aksyonov hopes to increase cargo turnover between Crimea and Syria

    The Kremlin-controlled head of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, reported to the Crimean edition of Kryminform, which has close ties to the authorities that by the end of the year the cargo turnover between the annexed Crimea and Syria could reach 150 thousand tons.

    According to Aksyonov, the first shipment with 2.5 thousand tons of barley has already been sent from the Crimea to Syria.

    “Today we discussed the details for the return load (of the vessel). We have set a goal that by the end of the year …

  • Bashar Assad and Marine Le Pen to visit annexed Crimea

    Russia announced that French politician Marine Le Pen and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would visit annexed Crimea and take part in economic forum in Yalta as guests of honor. 

    "The honorary delegations at the fifth Yalta International Economic Forum will be the French delegation headed by Marine Le Pen and the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic headed by Bashar al-Assad. Sergey Aksyonov invited him [Assad] when we were there [in Syria] and got confirmation of his visit,” TASS agency  …

  • Crimea exported 200 thousand tons of grain to Syria and Russia

    The Crimean Minister of Agriculture, Andrey Ryumshin stated, that in 2018, 200 thousand tons of grain were exported from Crimea to Syria and Russia. 

    According to him, the supply of grain to Syria this year amounted to about 40 thousand tons. Additionally, Ryumshin emphasized that this year grain supplies from the Crimea halved due to drought. 

    “Last year about 400 thousand tons of grain were exported out of Crimea, and this year about 200 thousand tons,” noted the Crimean minister. 

    In 2017, …

  • Head of Crimea wants to send seized Ukrainian oil rigs to Syria

    In an interview with Radio Krym (Crimea), Russian head of Crimea Sergei Aksenov said that he is considering the possibility of sending to Syria the Chornomornaftogaz drilling rigs which were captured during the annexation of Crimea.

    “Today’s economy presupposes that if there are proposals from major players, who have certain resource capabilities, that would allow us to increase the number of facilities where we can produce oil and gas, then, of course, there is a possibility of public-private …