Contents tagged with crimea

  • Booking.com has corrected its data on which country Crimea belongs to

    The world leader in online apartment booking, Booking.com has corrected its data regarding the ownership of the Crimea.

    "Booking.com has changed its opinion on which country the Crimean Peninsula belongs to. Today, on the company's website, the information about hotels and health centers located on the peninsula notes that these sites are located in the territory of Ukraine," the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea states.

    In December, 2016, at the request of the People's …

  • Ukraine shuts off water flow to Crimea with new dam

    A new dam on the north Crimean canal has shut off water flow to the annexed Crimea. The stationary concrete dam was constructed on the border of mainland Ukraine with the annexed peninsula, the TSN news program reports. The water saved from the Kakhovka Reservoir is meant to irrigate the southern Kherson region.

    If the canal is closed off several dozens of kilometers from the administrative border, where the last stationary dam is, the farms further south would be under threat of drought. For …

  • Ukrainian military will hold exercises near the Crimea

    On Friday, April 28, the Ukrainian military will conduct exercises in the Kherson region, bordering the annexed Crimea. According to Krym.Realii, this was reported by the press officer of the South operational command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ihor Biryukov.

    "These are the scheduled exercises that include combat training and military unit teamwork. According to these plans, a number of activities are envisaged including a march and tackling the water obstacles," he explained.

    Biryukov …

  • Banned Russian singer Samoylova will visit the Crimea again

    Russian singer Yuliya Samoylova, who is banned from entering Ukraine is scheduled to perform in the Crimea again. This information was confirmed by the singer’s press service in comments to Radio Liberty Project "Krym.Realiyi.”

    "Yes, she will perform in Sevastopol. At least, as of today it is confirmed. It is expected that Yuliya will sing two to three songs there," said the press service. Crimean media had earlier reported the probability of Samoylova performing in Sevastopol on May 9.

    On …

  • Association of Tour Operators of Russia: Vacations in the Crimea are expensive and uncompetitive

    The demand for Crimean vacations among Russians is declining due to competition with Turkey and the Krasnodar Krai, as well as the costs which are exceeding the expectations of tourists. This conclusion was reached by experts at the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, Krym.Realii reported, citing Interfax.

    According to Russian travel companies, on average, prices for hotels in the Crimea increased by 10-15%.

    "When making calculations, we focused on the average amount spent on purchased …

  • Lawyers in the Crimea formed a working group to combat sanctions

    In the representation office of annexed Crimea under the President of the Russian Federation, lawyers established a working group that intends to seek the abolition of European and Western sanctions against the peninsula.

    This was stated by group’s chief on international legal issues in representation of the Crimea, Alexander Molokhov, RIA Novosti reported.

    He noted that Russian lawyers will work "in close contact with foreign [lawyers], as well as with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the …

  • Russian singer not allowed into Ukraine over visit to the Crimea

    Russian singer Lolita Milyavskaya was denied entry to Ukraine and removed from her train because the artist had visited the Crimea in 2015. The singer talked about it on Sunday on her Instagram.

    "I'm in Konotop; I was taken off the train at four in the morning, because I was not allowed to enter Ukraine. Over visiting Kerch in 2015", - explained Lolita Milyavskaya. Konotop is a city in the Sumy region, where customs and border control takes place for passenger trains going to Kyiv.

    According …

  • Russian opposition politician called on the Kremlin to 'fix a political mistake' with the Crimea

    The leader of the Russian opposition political party Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky, called on the leadership of Russia to "fix the political error" with the Crimea and solve this issue in accordance with all the international legal norms.

    Yavlinsky expressed this opinion on his blog. According to him, "the Kremlin persists and does not want to admit that a gross mistake was made [with the Crimea] that has already driven Russia into isolation, turning [Russia] into a target for sanctions."

    "Over …

  • Deputies from Italy, Austria and Romania visited the Yalta Economic Forum in the Crimea

    The Yalta International Economic Forum began in the Crimea on Thursday. Among its guests were deputies from Italy, Austria and Romania.

    The so-called head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, wrote on Facebook that "214 businessmen, representatives of the deputy corps and executive authorities arrived to participate in the forum from 46 countries."

    Among the participants he names the Senators of the Italian Parliament, Bartolomeo Amidei and Sergio Divina, the President of the Province of Reggio, …

  • Security Service of Ukraine will hold anti-terrorist exercises near the Crimea

    Anti-terrorist exercises will be held on April 21st in the Henichesk district of the Kherson region which borders on the Russian-annexed Crimea, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    "These are ordinary systematic drills, which we conduct from time to time," the head of the Kherson SBU HQ administration’s press service, Victoria Shakula, explained.

    According to her, the exercise will be conducted by the Coordinating Group of the Antiterrorist Center under the management of SBU (Security Service of …