Contents tagged with crimea

  • Crimean authorities intend to nationalize property of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The Crimean authorities intend to nationalize the property of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and hand it over to the Russian-controlled Spiritual Direction of the Muslims of Crimea (SDMC), Krym.Realii reports, citing Sergey Ayksyonov, Russian Prime Minister of Crimea.

    Aksyonov noted that no “nationalization” is currently taking place on the peninsula, but with respect to the Mejlis’s property “the relevant measures should be taken”.

    The initiative had been voiced the day before at the …

  • Russia to start sending new Crimean conscripts to its northern territories

    During the autumn conscription, the Armed Forces of Russia plan to draft 2800 Crimeans, many of whom will be sent to the Extreme North of Russia to serve for the first time, said Russian Military Commissioner of Crimea Oleg Yermilov, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    According to the commissioner, 2,300 people will be sent to serve in neighboring Russia. The Crimean conscripts will be made to serve in the ground, aerospace, engineering, and even the strategic forces, the Russian National Guard, and …

  • Ukraine demands that Russia stop recruiting Crimeans to its army

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry protested the ongoing recruitment of Crimean residents to the Russian army. “Such actions are a blatant violation of the obligations according to the International Humanitarian law that prohibits Russia, as an occupying state, to force individuals to serve in its armed forces or reserve forces and to promote voluntary service in the army,” the Ministry’s statement reads.

    The Ministry has also demanded that Russia stop persecuting Ukrainian citizens for …

  • Mogherini: European Union will never recognize annexation of Crimea

    While speaking before the deputies of the European Parliament during the hearings on the situation in the Azov Sea , High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, assured that the European Union would never recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

     “I am grateful to the European Parliament for focusing their attention on the situation in the Black Sea after Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula. We do not recognize [now] and …

  • Putin: Sevastopol was legally always a part of Russia

    During a meeting with the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Sevastopol, “was legally always a part of Russia.”

    Sobyanin noted that Moscow and Sevastopol are sister cities, and “at all times, even when Sevastopol was not a part of Russia,” the Russian capital always helped it. Putin interrupted Sobyanin, saying that Sevastopol formally has always been a Russian city.

    “Sevastopol has always been legally part of Russia. It was a city under central …

  • Kyiv: Fewer foreign ships enter Crimean ports

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons reports that the number of foreign ships entering the ports of the annexed Crimea has decreased since the beginning of this year.

    “A total of 1207 cargo ships and tankers entered the ports and coastal areas of the occupied Crimea from August 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018,” said the ministry, adding that this refers to vessels equipped with automatic identification systems.

    According to the report, 98 …

  • Shoygu and Mattis meet in person for the first time

    The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation press service reported on Facebook that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and the United States Secretary of Defense, James Mattis met in person for the first time at the international summit in Singapore. According the Russian Ministry of Defense, Mattis and Shoygu shook hands at the entrance to the hall before the start of the summit’s official part.

    It is reported that the head of the Pentagon expressed condolences to Shoygu in regards …

  • Ukraine confiscates Crimean fishing vessel Nord

    The Prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, in accordance with a court decision, handed over the vessel Nord to the National Agency of Ukraine for finding, tracing and management of assets derived from corruption and other crimes (ARMA). According to the prosecutor's office press service, the decision was made in order to preserve budget funds spent on the detained vessel’s maintenance in the Berdyansk port area.

    The Prosecutor’s office noted that on October 4, the Kyiv Court …

  • Putin believes Trump is determined to stabilize relations between USA and Russia

    On Thursday, speaking at the traditional Valdai Forum in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that US President Donald Trump is ready to listen to him and is determined to improve the relations between the two countries.

     “In my opinion, the current president [of the US] is determined to stabilize and level the relations between Russia and the US,” Putin said and added that “we will see how the situation will further develop”.

    Putin denied the accusations of Western countries …

  • Ukrainian prosecutor will demand extradition of Crimean Vice Prime Minister

    The Ukrainian prosecutor intends to request the extradition of Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Vitaliy Nahlupin detained in Moscow, stated the Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Gyunduz Mamedov. His statement was quoted on Facebook by the representative of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, Andriy Lysenko.

    Ukraine wants to bring Nahlupin to justice “for high treason” (Part 1 of Article 111 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code). According to the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office, the detained …