Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Russia expanded territory of nuclear weapons deployment after annexation of Crimea

    Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stated in New York that "the continuing occupation of the territory of Ukraine by a nuclear state has led to an actual expansion of the geographic area for the deployment of nuclear weapons", as  stated by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister on December 15 during a speech at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York regarding the North Korean nuclear program, the Press Service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.

    Klimkin noted …

  • Crimean Tatar activist taken to emergency care after being detained in Crimea

    Crimean Tatar national movement activist Bekir Degermendzhi, who was detained on November 23 in Simferopol, was taken to the detention center’s intensive care unit, his lawyer Edem Semedlyaev said on Facebook.

    "Bekir Degermendzhi ended up in intensive care. According to doctors, his condition is extremely difficult. For five days, we demanded that he be transferred to the hospital to provide qualified medical care, but we were assured that they would handle it,” Semedlyaev wrote.

    "If you get …

  • Russian court rules against Siemens in return of Crimean turbines

    A Moscow Arbitration Court refused to rule in favor of the claim of the German company Siemens against LLC Tekhnopromexport and JSC Tekhnopromexport (structures of Rostec) for the illegal transport of turbines to the annexed Crimea, reported Interfax.

    The court also denied Technopromexport’s counterclaim against Siemens.

    Siemens accuses the two Tekhnopromexport companies of illegally moving four turbines to the Crimea, which were supplied for the construction of power plants in Taman. …

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko announced that the EU has decided to extend the economic sanctions against Russia.

    “It is an important political decision by the leaders of the EU to continue the economic sanctions against Russia for violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine and being unwilling to stop the hybrid aggression against our country. It is a suitable response to Moscow for not meeting her obligations and a clear call for changes in the Kremlin’s policy,” Poroshenko wrote on Facebook. …

  • UN General Assembly to consider resolution on Crimea on December 19

    The United Nations General Assembly plans to consider a resolution on human rights in the annexed Crimea December 19, as reported on Twitter by the press service of the Ukrainian mission of the United Nations.

    “Voting in the UN General Assembly on the Ukrainian draft resolution entitled ‘Situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)’ will take place on December 19,” the report said.

    Permanent Representative of the …

  • Ukraine conducts ecological assessment of the Kerch bridge built by Russia

    Ukraine has conducted an environmental assessment of the construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge, in order to initiate a trial at the international level. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko discussed the assessment at a press briefing, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "This aspect of our work is very important as it may counteract a possible ecological catastrophe that may arise from the construction of the Kerch Bridge." Today, an environmental assessment is underway as part of the criminal …

  • Crimean authorities: Russia will have to subsidize Crimea for the next 10 years

    The Crimea will not be denied subsidies from the budget of neighboring Russia within the next ten years, as reported by Irina Kiviko, head of the Kremlin-controlled finance ministry of the peninsula.According to her, the budget of the Crimea might not need any subsidies by 2028.

    "I think that this will happen when the bridges are built, when we have a railway, when industry begins to develop. Probably, we will need 10 years," Russian agency TASS quotes Kiviko as saying.

    According to the draft …

  • Ukraine files complaint with International Criminal Court over property seized by Russia in Crimea

    Ukraine has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) concerning the seizure of property in Crimea by Russia, as announced by prosecutor general of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Hyunduz Mamedov at a briefing on Tuesday.

    According to him, in January 2017 at the request of the member of the Verkhovna Rada Mustafa Dzhemilev, the Crimean Prosecutors office initiated criminal proceedings according to article 438 of the Criminal Code (violation of the rules and conventions of …

  • Muzhenko: during Russia’s annexation of Crimea Ukraine sent 8,000 troops to neighboring Kherson region

    When the Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014, 8,000 servicemen were transferred to the Kherson region, as reported by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko on Bloger.FM radio.

    "There was already an understanding that this would not end with peaceful annexation, that there still would be confrontation. And at that time a decision was made to create the appropriate military formation along the border and I had to build a force to operate on the southern …

  • Russian company asks EU Court of Justice to lift sanctions imposed over shipping of Siemens turbines to Crimea

    The company Technopromexport has filed a lawsuit with the Court of Justice of the European Union demanding the removal of the sanctions which were placed on the company in connection with the shipment of Siemens turbines to the annexed Crimea, the Official Journal of the EU reported.

    According to the journal entry, the company’s CEO Sergey Topor-Gilka, who was also placed on the EU sanctions list, has made a similar demand of the court.

    In their requests, the claimants state that it has not …