Contents tagged with crimea

  • Siemens files lawsuit over the shipment of its turbines to Crimea

    The Siemens concern filed a lawsuit at the Moscow Arbitration Court regarding the shipment of its gas turbines to Crimea. The case file makes it apparent that the respondents in the case initiated on July 10 will be the companies Technopromexport PLC, Technopromexport LLC, and Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies LLC.

    “A lawsuit has been filed. As we announced earlier in the statement, it will be directed against those  who bear responsibility for this, and specifically against the management of …

  • Kremlin: Thermal power plant will be built in Crimea even if Siemens withdraws turbines

    When asked about a possible withdrawal of Siemens turbines from the Crimea, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak stated that a thermal power plant will be built in the Crimea even if Siemens withdraws the turbines which were shipped to the peninsula.  

    “The project will be realized in any event, because the construction of generation is necessary there. The company will realize it, I believe, according to the technical decisions which were made, and according to current legislation. As far …

  • Ukrainian border guards: Russians create waiting lines at the administrative border with the Crimea

    On Saturday, the Russian border guard along the administrative border with the Russian-annexed peninsula created queues of cars, which were traveling to the Crimea from the mainland of Ukraine and back, as reported by Ukrinform, citing the Assistant Chief of the Berdyansk Border Guard and the head of its press service, Nelya Dotsenko.

    "On Saturday, a long line of vehicles that were traveling from mainland Ukraine to the annexed Crimea formed at the Ukrainian Chonhar checkpoint. At 6 a.m. there …

  • A resident of Crimea, owner of the Russian Medal for the Return of the Crimea, was deprived of a plot of land issued to him by Ukraine

    The Balaklava District Court of Sevastopol decided to confiscate 2,000 square meters of land from local resident, Lenur Usmanov, who actively supported the annexation of the Crimea and even received a medal "For the Return of the Crimea" from the Russian Defense Ministry.

    He told Novaya Gazeta newspaper that in 2010, both he and his wife had received two 1,000 square meter lots in the Druzhba-9 co-operative. But the current Kremlin-controlled administration of Sevastopol decided that the …

  • Muzhenko: Russia is restoring facilities for the storage of nuclear weapons in the Crimea

    Russia is restoring facilities for the storage of nuclear weapons in the annexed Crimea, Channel 5 Ukraine quotes Viktor Muzhenko, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as saying.

    At the same time, he noted that there is no information currently available on the movement of nuclear munitions.

    "The building of a military presence in the Crimea probably involves the deployment of weapons of mass destruction; [thus] work is being carried out to restore capacity for …

  • Yanukovych says he would like the Crimea to return to Ukraine

    Former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia, said he would like the Crimea to return to Ukraine. Interfax news agency quoted him as saying that the "cowardly" Ukrainian authorities were afraid to "use force and bar the referendum [in the Crimea]."

    Yanukovych stated that he had met with the Crimeans and seen their alarm that the Maidan revolution could spread to the Crimea. According to him, Pro-Russian sentiment had been there already, it only needed an occasion – and …

  • The Head of Crimea to dismiss three ministers

    Head of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said that the recent resignations in the government of the republic are not connected to any criminal prosecutions.

    Earlier Aksyonov announced his intention to dismiss three regional ministers: Resorts and Tourism Minister Sergei Strelbitsky, Fuel and Energy Minister Svetlana Borodulina and Housing and Public Utilities Minister Sergei Karpov. He also spoke about the dismissal of the mayor of Yalta, Andrei Rostenko at his own request.

    The Head of Crimea noted …

  • Ankara: Turkey will stand up for the rights of Crimean residents

    Turkey will stand for the rights of Crimea’s residents and the Crimean Tatars, stated Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız at a conference dedicated to the reforms in Ukraine, Anadolu news agency reports.

    Yıldız expressed confidence that despite the tense situation in the Crimea and the Donbas, Ukraine will become stronger. He also emphasized the significance of implementing the Minsk agreements.

    “This agreement, despite the discontent over the process of its implementation, still …

  • Siemens warns that it will not service illegally imported turbines in Crimea

    The German company Siemens AG has stated that it will not service its turbines that have been illegally imported from Russia to the annexed Crimea, if this information is confirmed.

    According to the company’s statement, Siemens has taken all possible legal measures to prevent such an import of the company's products into the Crimea, which is under sanctions, and will take appropriate operative measures to prevent illegal use of the equipment; namely, it will not provide any deliveries or …

  • The Hague Court of Arbitration will consider Ukrnafta’s claim against Russia

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague accepted the claim of the Ukrnafta Oil Company against the Russian Federation in cases of loss of the network of gas stations in the occupied Crimea, the court stated.

    According to the court’s statement, a claim of another Ukrainian oil company Stabil is being considered in parallel with Ukrnafta’s claim. Both cases were initiated by the plaintiffs on June 3, 2015.

    The companies based their claims on Russia’s violation of the terms of the …