Contents tagged with crimea

  • Over 1,700 residents of the Crimea were conscripted into the Russian military this year

    As of June 23, more nearly two thousand Crimean residents have arrived at the units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for military service, Krym.Realii reported with the reference to the data of the Southern Military District of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    “The Military Registration and Enlistment Offices of the annexed Crimea have met more than 80% of the goal of springtime conscription into the Russian Army. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation …

  • Russia holds military exercises in the Crimea

    In the Crimea, at the Angarsk training ground, the Russian military is conducting combat training with artillery units from Russian Black Sea Fleet, as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    “D-30 howitzer artillery crews, Msta-B multiple rocket launchers, and Grad and mortar sub-elements will practice the task of transporting and preparing artillery units for battle as well as fulfilling the standards for gun displacement,” noted in the press service.

    The Russian …

  • Ukraine voices protest over Putin’s visit to Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a letter of protest to Russia in connection with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the annexed Crimean peninsula, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "The Foreign Ministry expresses its strong protest in connection with another visit on June 24, 2017 of the Russian delegation led by Putin to the territory of Ukraine, temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which …

  • 43 elite apartments belonging to Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoyskyi to be auctioned in Crimea

    The Kremlin-controlled Crimean parliamentary committee on property and land relations approved the expropriation of 43 new apartments in Yalta which were previously nationalized by Russia as the property of the Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoyskyi.

    There are plans to auction the real estate, starting at a price of 55,000 rubles ($922 USD) per square meter.

    “The expropriation will be realized through an open auction with participants and proposals being received. The adoption of the decision …

  • Turchynov proposed tightening checks on residents of the Crimea and the Donbas who are seeking Ukrainian biometric passports

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov believes that it is necessary to conduct a thorough check of all applicants arriving from the territories that are not under Ukraine’s control who wish to obtain a biometric passport, as reported on the website of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

    According to Turchynov, after the start of Ukraine’s visa-free regime with the EU, the number of people from the Crimea and from the separatist-held …

  • Ukraine: Crimean Tatar leader Chiygoz’s prolonged incarceration is further evidence of existing injustice in Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes that the extension of the arrest of Akhtem Chiygoz, one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar movement, until October 8, is further evidence of injustice in the annexed Crime, as stated by Mariana Betsa, official spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, in a comment for Krym Realii.

    “The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry decisively condemns the occupation authorities of the Crimea for extending the preventive measures with respect to the detention of …

  • Crimean authorities discourage residents from obtaining Ukrainian biometric passports by threatening them with arrest on the mainland of Ukraine

    The Deputy Prime Minister of the annexed Crimea, Georgy Muradov says that residents of the peninsula who wish to receive a Ukrainian biometric passport for traveling abroad can face arrests on the mainland of Ukraine.

    "I want to warn all people that this is not just an outright provocation, but also a great danger. Half will be arrested and then people will cry and say ‘What have I done?’ We should not succumb to these provocations," Muradov said on "Sputnik in the Crimea" radio, RIA Novosti …

  • Russian Defense Ministry: Nearly 2,000 spring conscripts arrived at Sevastopol to serve in the Russian Black Sea Fleet

    More than 1,700 recruits or about 65% of the total number of conscripts have already arrived for the spring draft-campaign to serve in the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

    The Ministry also reported that the recruits from the military commissariats went through a medical examination and psychological and sociological testing in Sevastopol.

    "The questionnaire showed that more than 95% of young people came to …

  • Putin explained why increasing financial assistance to Sevastopol is not yet reasonable

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Sevastopol could receive budgeted funds two to three times larger than in the past. However, according to him, this cannot happen, because the city is not able to cope with such a large amount of money properly.

    "Sevastopol is not ready to accept such a large amount of money," Putin explained on Wednesday at a meeting with teachers. The inability to master all the money received can lead to theft of funds, Putin added.

    At the same time, he …

  • Crimean Tatar leader: Sanctions against Russia should remain in place until they completely withdraw from the Crimea

    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev expressed hope that the European Union would continue a consistent policy towards the Crimea and that the sanctions would remain in effect until it is completely de-occupied.

    "Sanctions are the main thing for “de-occupation.” The European Union’s decision is very motivating because in the Crimea, repression has intensified against citizens who remain faithful to their state. I hope that these sanctions will continue until the complete …