Contents tagged with crimea

  • Head of Crimea thanks French investor for French Senate's call to lift sanctions on Russia

    The head of Russian-Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, while speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, thanked the President of French investment company Thomas Vendome, Jean-Pierre Thomas, for "his fundamentally friendly attitude" toward Russia and the Crimea. This was reported by the press service of Sergey Aksyonov.

    "In many ways, his [Jean-Pierre Thomas’s] personal position played an important role in the decision of the Parliament of France to ease sanctions against Russia. When …

  • The number of complaints of human rights violations in the Crimea has risen sharply

    "There is a sharp increase in the number of complaints about human rights violations in Crimea," said Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, on Friday, June 17th, as reported by news portal. Moskalkova compared the data for the first five months of 2016 with the same period in 2015.

    "In the Southern Federal District, the number of complaints about human rights violations increased by 80 percent and in the Crimea, by 75 percent," said the ombudswoman. These are …

  • Media: Russian Defense Minister arrived in Crimea

    The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Sergey Shoygu, arrived in Crimea on Thursday, TASS reported. An official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry stated that Shoygu will hear reports on construction of military infrastructure and check the military sanatorium in the city of Saky.

    The Head of the Russian Ministry of Defense will hear the reports of the Command of the Southern Military District and Black Sea Fleet on constructing military infrastructure. The Minister is …

  • EU sanctions against Crimea extended

    On Friday, the EU Council extended sanctions against the Crimea, according to a report released by the Council.

    The sanctions, which were due to expire next Thursday, are now set to expire on June 17th, 2017.

    The sanctions include a ban on exporting EU goods to the Crimea as well as investing in the Peninsula and operating tourist services.

    It is expected that sanctions against Russia will be extended for its annexation of the Crimea and its role in the war in eastern Ukraine.

  • Media: Yanukovych's wife has opened high-end grocery store in Sevastopol

    Lyudmila Yanukovych, the wife of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, has opened an elite foodstuff shop called Mercury in Sevastopol, as reported to The Objective news outlet by a customer.

    The portal notes that in this supermarket, anyone can buy products prohibited by sanctions. The store's website announces that customers are offered "delicacies from different countries" and "own-brand products of its own manufacture."

    According to the portal, Lyudmila Yanukovych lives in …

  • NATO: Russia continues to militarize the Crimea

    According to the results of a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia continues to support separatists in eastern Ukraine despite the warnings from NATO. He also noted that Russia continues the militarization of the illegally annexed Crimea, Radio Svoboda reports.

    "Russia continues to increase its military power in Crimea, which is part of Ukraine. This is a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Stoltenberg …

  • Entrepreneurs can be fined up to ten thousand rubles for importing EU products into the Crimea

    A fine of five to ten thousand rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to ninety days can be imposed against entrepreneurs who have imported more than 15 tons of European fruit under the guise of Belarusian products into Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Crimea.

    "Administrative reports under Article 10.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation were filed againts the officials of the Crimean …

  • Ukraine says foreigners are increasingly taking illegal trips to the Crimea

    The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that over the past five months, there were 12% more foreigners (253 people) prosecuted for making illegal trips to the annexed Crimea than all of last year (225 people), Krym.Realii reported.

    According to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Press Service, most of the cases involved citizens of Russia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Uzbekistan. "The Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol are an integral part of Ukraine, which is subject to …

  • Russian Senator: Europe has 'gotten used to' Russian-Crimea

    A Member of the Russian Federation Council, Igor Morozov, congratulated inhabitants of the Crimean Peninsula during a segment on the radio program Sputnik v Krymu. He stated that Crimea will forever be under the control of the Russian Federation because “this was the will Crimeans expressed on the referendum in March 2014,” RIA Krym reported.

    “The pressure from Kiev on the situation concerning Crimea will run out soon because Europe has gotten used to the fact that Crimea returned to Russia …

  • More than 15 tons of fruit from Europe were destroyed in Crimea

    More than 15 tons of fruit from Poland and Spain were destroyed in Russian-annexed Crimea according to the Crimean Office of Rosselkhoznadzor.

    "The apples of Polish origin with a total weight of 15 tons and 156 kilograms of Spanish oranges were detected by state inspectors of Rosselkhoznadzor during a joint raid conducted with the staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea and services on Land and Phytosanitary Supervision for the Republic of Crimea,” declared the …