Contents tagged with crimea

  • Eight Ukrainian radio stations to broadcast to the annexed Crimea

    Based on a temporary broadcasting agreement, eight radio stations in the mainland of Ukraine will cover the entire south of Kherson and the administrative border with the Crimea, according to a Facebook post on July 11 by Serhiy Kostynskyi, a member of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine.

    According to Kostynskyi, “an information security border will be created in the nearest future, which will cover almost every region bordering Crimea with Ukrainian broadcasting.” …

  • Head of European Council: Crimean Bridge one of the reasons for extending sanctions against Russia

    The Crimean Bridge has become one of the reasons for extending the economic sanctions of the European Union against Russia, stated the Head of the European Council, Donald Tusk after the EU-Ukraine Summit.   Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also took part in the negotiations with the leaders of the European Union at the meeting that took place in Brussels. “The sanctions made the Kremlin pay a high price, and they will continue to pay,” the President said after Summit.     Earlier, when …

  • Merkel: Russian annexation of Crimea and war in Donbas justify increase in German defense expenditures

    Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and its support of separatists in the East of Ukraine have become prime reasons for Germany to increase its defense expenditure, Merkel stated, DW reports.

    "Challenges faced by NATO have changed dramatically in recent years,” Merkel stated. According to the German Chancellor, it is important for NATO to focus on the protection of the Alliance after Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and its support of separatists in the East of Ukraine.

    "To do this, we should …

  • Germany suspects two companies of delivering titanium ore to Crimea

    Two German companies, Hansa Heavy Lift and Heinz Corleis are suspected of violating sanctions regarding the Crimea, German radio station Deutschlandfunk reported, prompting the Prosecutor’s Office of Hamburg to file criminal charges against them.

    Allegedly, the companies were to deliver titanium ore to the Russian mainland but cargo ended up in the Crimea instead, Deutschlandfunk say.

    The HHL Mississippi cargo ship belonging to Hansa Heavy Lift was in Kavkaz port in Krasnodar on November 23, 2 …

  • Crimean authorities sell elite Ukrainian resorts

    For a price of 1.5 billion rubles ($24 million USD), the Russian authorities in Crimea have sold shares in the Miskhor, Dyulber and Ai-Petri resorts, which were state property.

    This was announced on July 3 by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Property and Land Relations of Crimea, Krym.Realii reports.According to Oksana Lakhina, Crimea’s deputy minister of property and land relations, the government decided to sell because “the high level wear and tear of the mentioned health …

  • Russia detains two Turkish vessels in the Azov Sea

    On the night of July 3, Russia’s Federal Security Service Coast Guard (FSB) detained two vessels in the Sea of Azov on their way to Mariupol and back, the chief editor of the Black Sea News portal, Andrii Klymenko, reported on Facebook. According to Klymenko, the first vessel was detained on July 2 at approximately 8:30 pm Moscow Time, at a distance of 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of the Berdyansk Spit. The vessel was a Turkish HALISDEMIR bulk carrier, en route from Mariupol to Türkeli, in …

  • Crimean authorities travel to Syria to discuss cooperation with Damascus

    Crimean officials intend to visit Syria in the fall of 2018, said Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea in the Russian Federation Council Georgy Muradov on July 3.

    According to him, during the visit, the two sides will discuss areas of cooperation “which are important for Syria and for the Crimea.”

    “Syria has a critical need for various building materials and materials that are needed for rebuilding and repairing roads, railways, and the infrastructure. There is great interest in cooperation in the …

  • Czech Senators ask Putin to release Sentsov

    Czech Senators wrote a letter to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin calling for the release of the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov who was illegally imprisoned in Russia, as reported by the Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic on Twitter.

    "Each injustice caused by the State to any person that was later redressed reduces future tension and contributes to recovery of the society. That is why the release of Sentsov will be a sort of cure for your country,” the statement reads.

    The …

  • European Court of Human Rights combines proceedings against Russia on Crimea and Donbas

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has combined proceedings against the Russian Federation on the Crimea and the Donbas, stated Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister and Commissioner for the European Court of Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna.

    "The ECHR has agreed to our request and combined proceedings on intergovernmental allegations that Russia has violated [the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms] into two large [areas]: the Crimea and the Donbas. …

  • Volker compares the situation in Eastern Ukraine to the annexation of Crimea

    Special representative of the U.S. State Department for Ukraine Kurt Volker compared the situation in eastern Ukraine with the annexed Crimea and called it “a state to state conflict.” “In the case of Ukraine, what we see here is not an ethnic conflict, it’s not an indigenous conflict that grew up internally, it’s not a civil war, it’s not a conflict between Russians and Ukrainians ethnically. It is a State to State conflict. It is a conflict in which Russia has put its forces onto the …