Contents tagged with crimea

  • Russian opposition politician called on the Kremlin to 'fix a political mistake' with the Crimea

    The leader of the Russian opposition political party Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky, called on the leadership of Russia to "fix the political error" with the Crimea and solve this issue in accordance with all the international legal norms.

    Yavlinsky expressed this opinion on his blog. According to him, "the Kremlin persists and does not want to admit that a gross mistake was made [with the Crimea] that has already driven Russia into isolation, turning [Russia] into a target for sanctions."

    "Over …

  • Deputies from Italy, Austria and Romania visited the Yalta Economic Forum in the Crimea

    The Yalta International Economic Forum began in the Crimea on Thursday. Among its guests were deputies from Italy, Austria and Romania.

    The so-called head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, wrote on Facebook that "214 businessmen, representatives of the deputy corps and executive authorities arrived to participate in the forum from 46 countries."

    Among the participants he names the Senators of the Italian Parliament, Bartolomeo Amidei and Sergio Divina, the President of the Province of Reggio, …

  • Security Service of Ukraine will hold anti-terrorist exercises near the Crimea

    Anti-terrorist exercises will be held on April 21st in the Henichesk district of the Kherson region which borders on the Russian-annexed Crimea, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    "These are ordinary systematic drills, which we conduct from time to time," the head of the Kherson SBU HQ administration’s press service, Victoria Shakula, explained.

    According to her, the exercise will be conducted by the Coordinating Group of the Antiterrorist Center under the management of SBU (Security Service of …

  • Russia began an inspection of the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea

    The Russian Ministry of Defense began the final inspection after the winter training session of the coastal troops and naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet. As a part of the command and staff exercises of the fleet, artillery units fired at the hypothetical gun posts on the coast of the Opuk training ground in the annexed Crimea. For this exercise Grad multiple launch rocket systems, self-propelled artillery systems, and towed howitzers were used. Also, the Forpost system of unmanned aerial …

  • Spanish politicians and businessmen visit Russian-annexed Crimea. Ukraine calls it 'an element of Russia’s hybrid war'

    On April 10, a delegation of politicians and businessmen from the Spanish province of Andalusia arrived in the annexed Crimea. According to RIA Novosti, the delegation included the president of the national assembly of Andalusia Pedro Altamirano and the federal coordinator of the national party of Andalusia (the city of Málaga) Salvador Garcia Urbano.

    “The delegation is already in the Crimea. It is expected to remain here until the 15th of April. During this time, a whole number of meetings …

  • Italian police seize Crimean wines presented by Russia at exhibition in Verona

    At their stand at the Italian wine exhibition Vinitaly in Verona, Russians were exhibiting wines from the Crimean peninsula which Russia annexed in 2014. This was mentioned by exhibition participant Oleksii Lubetskyi, who is also a manager of the UA2EU project, which promotes Ukrainian exports. Lubetskyi informed the Italian financial police of the violation. After this, the Russians were forced to remove the Crimean wines from their stand. The incident was reported by Lubetskyi on his Facebook …

  • In Italy, an exhibition of Crimean wine was seized

    At the international exhibition of wine in Verona, a collection of Crimean wines was seized, as reported by the head of the republic, Sergey Aksyonov.

     “At the exhibition a number of Crimean enterprises brought their products, but the Italian police yesterday, for unclear reasons, seized all of their products... Now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating,” said the Crimean head.

    Aksenov promised to provide assistance and protection to Crimean manufacturers by all legal means.

    The …

  • Czech Republic calls for maintaining sanctions on Russia until Minsk agreements are implemented

    The Czech Republic supports the preservation of sanctions against the Russian Federation until the Minsk Agreements on the settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine are fully implemented, as stated by the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lubomir Zaoralek.

    "The Czech Republic supports the sanction policy until the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Our sanctions are linked to the illegal annexation of the Crimea and the use of force after that,” said Zaoralek at a joint news …

  • An issue of Allegro magazine was removed from circulation in Finland due to its advertisement of tours to Crimea

    The Finnish state railway company, VR, has decided to seize the entire circulation of the Allegro magazine due to an advertisement for tourist trips to the Crimea, reported Yle news agency.

    Allegro magazine is intended for passengers of high-speed Allegro trains running between Helsinki and St. Petersburg. It is issued jointly by VR and JSC Russian Railways.

    The latest issue of the magazine contained an advertisement for Crimean travel published in Finnish, English, and Russian. The title …

  • Russian special forces carry out military exercises in Crimea

    In Russia, the Special Forces division of the Southern Military District has begun the active phase of military exercises which also take place in the annexed Crimea, Interfax-AVN reported, citing Colonel Vadim Astafiev, representative of the Southern Military District.

    “According to the plan of the exercises, the combined units of Special Forces (a convoy of Typhoon and Tigr armored vehicles as well as paratroopers landing from military transport planes) have arrived at the task execution …