Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukraine protests Russia’s political repression in Crimea

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs protested categorically against another wave of political repression and human rights violations by the Kremlin towards Ukrainian citizens in annexed Crimea.

    “The Russian occupation authority continues to discriminate according to national and religious attributes in the occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, persecuting ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars,” the MFA’s statement reads.

    Over the last month at least five …

  • Ukraine: Missiles launched from Russian warships in Crimea can reach any target in Europe

    Russia has increased its military forces in the Crimea, which potentially poses a threat to the whole of Europe.

    This was reported by the press service of the Ministry for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.

    "Thus, in December 2015, the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was equipped with two small rocket ships, Zeleny Dol and Serpukhov, both equipped with Kalibr-NK missile systems. According to military experts and Russian media outlets, these missile …

  • Russia introduces emergency administration in the largest Crimean bank due to insolvency

    The Central Bank of Russia introduced a temporary administration in Genbank, one of the largest banks in the Crimea, as reported on the bank’s website.

    The bank, which was found to have a shortage of funds, will be salvaged by becoming a part of Sobinbank, which is part of the Bank Rossiya Group. The US Department of the Treasury believes that Rossiya is the personal bank of the top leadership of the Russian Federation. The shareholders of the institution are members of President Putin’s inner …

  • Crimean authorities are investigating why most of the generators on the peninsula are out of order

    Vladimir Serov, Deputy Prime Minister of Kremlin-controlled Crimea, requested an official investigation into the fact that most of the diesel generators on the peninsula are not in an operational condition, Krym.Realii reported with reference to the press service of the Russian government of the Crimea.

    “It is not weather conditions which are to blame for the fact that out of the 284 diesel generators we have, only 75 work, but the people who do certain jobs. I ask for an official …

  • Putin plans another visit to Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning another visit to Crimea. According to Russian media group RBC, he will visit the peninsula August 18-20.

    During the trip, Putin will talk with members of the Tavrida youth camp, which he visited last year. At that time, the camp will be renamed to “Creative Country Team.”

    It has also been stated that Putin will visit the Opera in Chersonesus festival in the Sevastopol Museum, scheduled for August 19-20, as well as the Night Wolves bike show, where …

  • Ukrainian President promised to submit to the Parliament a draft law on Crimean Tatar autonomy

    On August 8th, President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with the leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, according to the website of the Mejlis.

    “When discussing a number of issues regarding amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine announced that he expects the Constitutional Commission to draft amendments and supplements to Section X of the Constitution of Ukraine on Autonomous Republic …

  • Electricity shortage in Crimea causes power outages in Russia

    Temporary power outages are being introduced in the Krasnodar Krai region (Russia) due to hot weather. It is also related to the difficult situation regarding energy supply of the Crimea, the administration of the Krasnodar Krai said.

    Thus, electricity outages will be conducted in the evening – from 20:00 to 23:00 for consumers in Novorossiysk, Anapa, and Gelendzhik, as well as in the Crimean Abinsk, Slavyan, Krasnoarmeisk, Temryuk districts of the Krasnodar Territory. Power outages, as has …

  • Russia to send 4 mobile gas-turbine electrical power generating plants to Crimea

    Four mobile gas turbine power plants (MGTS) with a total capacity of 88 Megawatts (MW) will be delivered to the annexed Crimea from the Russian mainland in order to cover the existing energy deficit in the Region. This was announced to the Russian media by the Member of the State Duma of Russia from the annexed peninsula, Mikhail Sheremet.

    "Here, on the territory of the republic, we plan to supply four MGTS from the mainland of Russia with a capacity of 22 MW each. This is enough for us to …

  • Court of Arbitration in The Hague considers lawsuit filed by Naftogaz against Russia on Crimean assets

    The International Court of Arbitration in The Hague (the Permanent Court of Arbitration) began consideration of the lawsuit of Naftogaz of Ukraine against the Russian Federation over compensation for assets lost as a result of the annexation of the Crimea.

    Information about the case under consideration was reported on the arbitration website, according to Oil News.

    Naftogaz, like other Ukrainian companies, is appealing to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and …

  • Siemens will seek the return of turbines from the Crimea

    German concern Siemens will insist on the return back to Russia of four turbines delivered to the annexed Crimea, reported Russian agency TASS, citing Siemens representative Philip Ench.

    Ench said that a re-acquisition of the gas turbines delivered to the annexed Crimea could be a fairly simple solution to the conflict.

    "Technically, this could look like an agreement on the price that one party is willing to pay to get the turbines back," he said. "From this point of view it's quite a simple …