Contents tagged with crimea

  • Russian Media: German Foreign Minister calls for friendship with Russia despite annexation of Crimea

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is convinced that, despite the European Union's position on the annexation of the Crimea, Russia and Europe need to stabilize relations.

    He said this at the 10th Russian-German Raw Material Conference that took place in St. Petersburg, Interfax reports.

    "The annexation of the Crimea is a step that is contrary to international law. However, we are all responsible for peace and stability in Europe. Our relations should not develop in a spiral of distrust, …

  • Media: Turkey exchanged Crimean Tatar leaders Chiygoz and Umerov for two Russian agents

    The Turkish government has exchanged Akhtem Chiygoz, deputy head of the Crimean Tatar people’s Mejlis, and Ilmi Umerov for two Russians accused of espionage, as announced on the Turkish TV channel Haberturk with reference to court documents.

    The Russians Alexander Smirnov and Yury Anisimov were arrested in Turkey in April 2016. They were accused of planning the murder of Chechen dissidents and have been in custody until recently.

    On October 25, the Russian authorities handed Umerov and …

  • Moscow court rejects Seimens’ request to seize turbines in Crimea

    A Moscow arbitration court refused to impound four gas turbines which were manufactured by Siemens and sent by Technopromexport to the annexed Crimea in violation of sanctions,TASS reported, referring to the court’s decision.

    “The court refuses to approve the application of Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies (a Siemens subsidiary),” TASS quoted the court as saying.

    The Siemens subsidiary demanded the seizure of the gas turbines and wanted Technopromexport and other parties to be prohibited from …

  • Russia concerned by unemployment rates in Crimea

    The Russian Ministry of Labor and Social Protection released information on November 27 listing the annexed Crimea among regions with an increase in the number of unemployed citizens.

    At the same time, the Russian Ministry did not release exact data on the Crimea. It did note that the education, industry, construction, agriculture, and healthcare industries have the greatest staffing demand.The Kremlin-controlled Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Crimea did not directly report on …

  • Russia plans to file complaint with the UN over restrictions for obtaining US, EU and Canadian visas by Crimean residents with Russian passports

    Tatyana Moskalkova, Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights intends to appeal to the UN Secretary General and the Council of Europe regarding the restriction of the rights of Crimea residents to receive visas for travel to the EU, the United States and Canada on Russian passports, TASS reports.

    “I will appeal to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and to the Council of Europe on this issue, because such a defeat in rights is completely illegal, immoral and unreasonable," said Moskalkova. …

  • Russian human rights commissioner investigating cases of citizenship revocation of Crimean residents

    The problem of revoking Russian citizenship of many people in the Crimea and Sevastopol can be solved within the framework of passport amnesty, as stated to journalists in Sevastopol by Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, Kryminform reports.

    "We have cases where the citizenship of people who live in Sevastopol and the Crimea has been revoked and I have received these appeals. I, in turn, appealed to the Russian government to conduct a comprehensive verification of these …

  • Head of Crimea prohibited Crimean officials from accepting foreign awards and titles without permission

    The head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov ordered Crimean officials to ask permission to receive foreign titles or awards. A corresponding decree was published on the website of the Russian Government of the Crimea.

    "The person who receives a rank or award from a foreign state, international organization, political party or other public institution shall submit to the head of the Crimea within three working days a request for permission to take an honorary or special title," the text of the …

  • Kyiv bans 1500 people from entering Ukraine due to unauthorized visits to Crimea

    More than 1,300 foreign citizens are banned from entering Ukraine due to visits to the annexed Crimea in violation of the law, as reported on the Facebook by the State Border Service of Ukraine.

    Among those banned from entering Ukraine, are almost a hundred artists and cultural figures.

    Also, according to the tracked data, there are currently more than 800 people who may have entered the Crimea through Russia.

    Foreigners can legally enter the Crimea, but only through the territory of Ukraine, …

  • Dzhemilev: Russia intends to change demographic situation in Crimea

    In an interview with Channel 5, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Representative of the President of Ukraine on Crimean Tatar people, has said that Russia is forcibly changing the demographic situation in the Crimea by bringing 250 thousand people from the LPR and DPR, as well as 300 thousand people from Russia, to the area.

    "Russia is grossly violating the Geneva Convention on the inadmissibility of forcibly changing the demographic situation in an occupied territory. They are creating conditions under …

  • EU puts governor of Sevastopol on sanctions list

    The European Union added the "Governor" of Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov to the sanctions list established by Resolution 269/2014 regarding "actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine." This was reported in the journal of the European Union.

    "Ovsyannikov was elected the Governor of Sevastopol after elections held on September 10, 2017, organized by Russia in illegally-annexed Sevastopol,” the journal explained as the reason for …