Contents tagged with crimea

  • Gas pipeline damaged in Crimea, Russian authorities call it an act of sabotage

    A gas pipeline was damaged in the Crimea on Tuesday evening, RBC news agency reports.

    According to RBC agency, the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee stated they were looking into possible act sabotage.

    As reported by the agency, the gas distribution station near Crimean city of Alushta experienced a drop in the gas pressure on Tuesday evening, October 31.  At the same time the power supply to the city was disrupted due to a collapse of a power line support pylon.  According to the …

  • Dzhemilev: Russia has caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage to Crimea’s ecology

    Russia has caused significant damage to the ecology of annexed Crimea, as stated by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, at a briefing on the draft resolution of the UN Security Council on human rights in the Crimea. "Russia has violated all agreements by its actions. The ecology of the Crimea has been damaged. Groundwater dropped, the territory will require billions of dollars to rehabilitate," said Dzhemilev.

    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people also noted that …

  • Ukrainian diplomats to Russian diplomats at UN Security Council: You have no right to talk about Ukraine

    The Russian Federation has neither the legal nor the moral right to talk about the situation in Ukraine in the UN Security Council until it returns the occupied territories and compensates Ukraine for the losses incurred, said Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Yuriy Vitrenko, at a UN Security Council meeting about children and armed conflict, in response to a statement by the Russian delegation about the situation in Ukraine.

    “The UN General Assembly has …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: We cannot draw parallels between Catalonia and the Crimea

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin believes that parallels should not be drawn between Catalonia, which declared independence from Spain, and annexed Crimea because of the absence of Russian troops in the first case.

    "Imagine 2,000 Russian tanks and armored vehicles, thousands of Russian regular troops and tens of thousands of Russian mercenaries all in Catalina today. All this would be controlled by Russia... But in the sense of Russia's attempts to conduct a hybrid war …

  • Russian court rejects Siemens appeal to have its turbines removed from Crimea

    The Ninth Arbitration Appeals Court of the Russian Federation rejected Siemens’ to appeal seize the turbines which were transported to the Russian-annexed Crimea in violation of sanctions, TASS reported.

    Siemens asked to have the four SGT5-2000E gas turbines seized and to prohibit the Russian company Technopromexport or other persons from transporting, installing, operating, modifying, disassembling or otherwise using the turbines. Additionally, Siemens asked that Technopromexport be …

  • Russia classifies documents about release of Crimean Tatar leader Umerov

    All documents on the release of Ilmi Umerov from Russian prison are classified, said Aishe Umerova, daughter of the deputy of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, in a commentary on Channel 5.

    “We don’t have any documents, we don’t have a single piece of paper in our hands. It’s a closed case, there is a decree, there isn’t a decree. All of the documents are absolutely secret, so the work of the lawyers in the coming days is to find out, to get all these documents and then we can plan …

  • Ukraine calls on UN to support resolution on human rights in Crimea

    During an event devoted to the human rights situation in the Russian-annexed Crimea which took place in the UN’s New York office, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze called on the UN to support the resolution on human rights in Crimea, as reported by the Vice Prime Minister’s press service.

    According to the report, Ukraine will soon submit a resolution titled “Provision on human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of …

  • Human rights activist: The drafting of Crimeans into the Russian army is classified as a war crime

    In September, the UN reminded Russia through its report that, according to Article 51 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, an occupying state is prohibited from coercing protected persons to serve in its armed or auxiliary forces. Pressure and propaganda in favor of voluntary entry into the army are also prohibited, writes Ukrainian human rights activist Mykola Mirnyj in his article for ZN.UA. The author notes that transferring citizens of Ukraine to serve in the regions of Russia also violates …

  • Russian Defense Ministry: 1500 school students joint ‘Youth Army’ movement in Crimea

    The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that roughly 1 500 school students from Sevastopol have “joined the ranks” of the Russian military and patriotic social movement “Yunarmia” (Youth Army), reported   the press service of Russia’s Southern Military District.

    “At present, the Youth Army movement in Sevastopol has been joined by 55 general secondary education institutions, children’s social and sport organizations,” the report states.

    The report notes that the Sevastopol school students …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria: Russian translator distorted Steinmeier's words about the annexation of Crimea

    Russian translators and the media have distorted the words of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who made a visit this week to Moscow, attributing to him a quote about "the reunification of the Crimea with Russia". The Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria, Olexander Scherba, noted the translation error on his Facebook page.

    "In about the 8th minute of the 15th second you can see how totalitarian fake news works. Steinmeier speaks in German: ‘Annexion.’ The interpreter fumbles and translates: …