Contents tagged with crimea

  • Human rights activists: Two Crimean Tatars disappeared in the Crimea

    Two local residents have disappeared in the Crimea - Rizvan Abduramanov and Mudessir Isaev, Crimean activists report. In particular, according to Nariman Dzhelal, Rizvan Abduramanov, born on May 25, 1968, who is a resident of Batalne in the Leninsky district, made a trip to Feodosia seeking employment on November 10th. "His documents were found in Feodosia in early December. To this day the whereabouts of Rizvan are unknown," he said. In addition, as reported by Krym.Realii, citing …

  • Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Turkey does not recognize the annexation of the Crimea

    Turkey declared its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the non-recognition of the annexation of the Crimea by Russia, as said in a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on the occasion of the third anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula.

    "Three years have passed since the Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation on the basis of an illegal referendum on March 16, 2014," the statement says.

    Turkey emphasizes that it does not …

  • Head of LPR declared the beginning of coal supplies to the Crimea

    Enterprises in the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) have begun to supply coal to the Crimea, as stated by the leader of the Luhansk separatists, Igor Plotnitsky, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

    "We deliver [coal] by railroad through Rostov and via the ferry, for now. I think a two-year contract was signed. These are real things that are already taking place, and believe me this is only the beginning," Plotnitsky said.

    He indicated that the LPR intends to "deepen economic cooperation with the …

  • Seimas of Lithuania urges Russia to end the annexation of the Crimea

    The Seimas of Lithuania adopted a resolution calling on Russia to end the annexation of the Crimea, as was reported by Delfi news agency.

    In the resolution adopted on the occasion of the third anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea, the Seimas expresses "firm support for Ukraine's independence, its territorial integrity and the inviolability of its internationally recognized borders."

    Lithuanian parliamentarians also strongly condemn "the annexation of part of the territory of sovereign …

  • Three Russian ships with the ability to carry Kalibr cruise missiles will be built in the Crimea

    Russia's Interfax news agency reported, citing Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Yury Borisov, that three new corvettes for the 22800 Project, codenamed Karakurt, will be built in Feodosia at the Morye shipyard in 2018-2020.

    "Three ships will be built at the Morye shipbuilding plant. The construction cycle is approximately 32 months. We are expecting construction to be completed in 2018, 2019, and 2020. It looks like the third ship will be laid at the end of this year," the Deputy Minister said …

  • SBU Head: Russian Eurovision contestant should not be allowed to enter Ukraine

    The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Gritsak, believes that Ukraine should prohibit the entry of the Russian representative to Eurovision-2017, Yulia Samoylova. While speaking with journalists on Friday, Grytsak said that the decision has not been made yet, but he is personally in favor of the ban.

    "My opinion is the law is for everyone! If a person crossed the border of the annexed territory – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea - this means she committed an administrative …

  • Canada says that sanctions against Russia must be maintained

    Canada strongly condemns the “illegal annexation” of Crimea by Russia and stresses the importance of maintaining international pressure on Moscow and keeping sanctions in place “until Russian respects international law and Ukraine’s sovereignty.” This was stated by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    “Today is the three year anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea. We strongly condemn the violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine…Canada …

  • European Parliament urges Russia to free Ukrainian political prisoners detained in the Crimea

    The European Parliament adopted a resolution regarding Ukrainian political prisoners that are being illegally detained by Russia in the annexed Crimea.

    The MEPs urged Russia to immediately release these Ukrainians and appealed to the EU with a call for new sanctions against those responsible for this harassment of Ukrainian citizens.

    451 Eurodeputies voted for the resolution and 73 opposed it. 86 European parliamentarians abstained from the vote.

    In a resolution called "Ukrainian prisoners …

  • Ukraine confiscated a foreign ship for entering the Crimea

    The Malinovsky District Court of Odessa convicted the captain of the vessel Sky Moon, which sailed under the flag of Tanzania, for illegally entering a port in the Russian-annexed Crimea, as reported on the website of the military prosecutor's office of the Southern region.

    The court decided to confiscate the goods that were being smuggled, namely, soda worth almost 18.5 million UAH (or 687 thousand USD), and the ship itself, as the vehicle that was used to commit the offense. The worth of the …

  • US State Department announces preservation of sanctions against Russia over the Crimea

    The U.S. considers the Russian government guilty of violations of the rights of the inhabitants of the Crimea. Such a statement was made Thursday by official State Department spokesman Mark Toner. He also stressed that Washington still does not recognize the results of the referendum in the Crimea on March 16, 2014, as well as Russia’s “attempted annexation of Crimea and continued violation of international law."

    “Russia…staged an illegitimate referendum in which residents of the Crimea were …