Contents tagged with Odessa

  • USA: missile destroyer USS James E. Williams heading to Ukrainian port of Odessa

    The USS James E. Williams, which entered the Black Sea, is headed for the port of Odessa, said a spokesman for the U.S. Navy, as reported on a U.S. Naval Institute news site.

    Under the Montreux Convention of 1936, warships may be in the Black Sea for no more than 21 days.

    According to the report, the USS James E. Williams left the base in the American city of Norfolk on May 23 to take part in U.S. Navy operations. In May, ABC 13 News Now reported that the destroyer would be at sea for seven …

  • Bomb threat phone calls cause mass evacuations in Ukrainian airports

    On Friday, November 10, a wave of phone calls about bomb threats in airports swept across Ukraine.

    Service was suspended in particular at Odessa International Airport, one of the largest airports in the country.

    "Today at 12:00, an unknown man called to the Director's office at Odessa International Airport and said that there [was] a car in a parking lot near the airport that contained explosives," the local police website said. Explosives specialists and service dogs were sent to the …

  • Ukrainian military reported attempted seizure of military compound in Odessa

    On Sunday, October 29, forty people in balaclavas tried to raid and seize the military unit A3571 in Odessa, the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook.

    "Today, at about 8:45 a.m., about 40 unknown people in balaclavas attempted to capture part of the territory of the military facility in Odessa, which is the property of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine," the message of the Ukrainian military command says.

    The attackers partially dismantled the fence of …

  • US and UAE companies want to privatize the PJSC Odessa Port Plant

    The United States Corporation IBE Trade and Amjad Investment from the United Arab Emirates expressed their willingness to privatize the PJSC Odessa Port Plant. This information was published by the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market of Ukraine. IBE Trade Corporation was founded in 1987 by Alexander Rovt, an American billionaire of Ukrainian origin.In 2014, IBE Trade Corporation claimed that it wanted to participate in privatizing the Odessa Port Plant. According to the …

  • Head of Ukrainian Security Services: Another separatist republic nearly emerged in the Odessa region last year

    There were attempts last year to establish a separatist “Bessarabian Republic” on the territory of 9 districts in the Odessa region, as stated by the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), Vasyl Hrytsak, during the opening of the Service's Public Recepton Office, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    According to him, the attempts were facilitated by “the secret services of the foreign countries... By April 2015, they were planning to begin an operation to establish the separatist republic by …

  • Ukrainian special forces move to Odessa as tensions rise in the city

    Several units of Ukrainian special forces "Alpha" have been moved from the front line in eastern Ukraine to the city of Odessa.

    The order to transfer the units was given by the head of the Ukrainian Security Services (SSU), Vasyl Hrytsak.

    “The leadership of the SSU believes that during the May holidays there is a high probability of unrest in the city,“ Alexander Tkachuk, the  Chief of Staff of the SSU, told Ukraine 112 News Channel.

    He noted that the units of the special forces "Alpha", …

  • Saakashvili asks Poroshenko to send police and the National Guard to Odessa

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been asked to deploy additional troops of the National Guard and the police force to Odessa. Ukrainski Novyny reported that this request was made by the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikheil Saakashvili.

    “In Odessa tonight, hired thugs attacked protesters near City Hall,” Saakashvili reported. According to him, municipal officials had assisted the attackers by “turning off all of the surveillance cameras beforehand”. A bank building …

  • Ukraine asks French TV Channel to take Anti-Maidan Documentary off the Air

    The Ukrainian Embassy in France called the movie, The Masks of the Revolution, a pamphlet made according to the worst traditions of misinformation, and appealed to the leadership of the broadcasting channel to take it off the air.

    The Ukrainian Embassy in Paris asked the board of directors of the French TV channel Canal + to cancel the screening of the film, The Masks of the Revolution, which depicts the events on the Maidan in February of 2014. The film is scheduled to be aired on February 1 …

  • DaVinci AG: There Is a High Probability of a Coup In Moldova

    The analytical group DaVinci AG reported that there is a high probability that a coup d’état will be staged in the Republic of Moldova, initiated by pro-Russian forces under the coordination of security services of Russian Federation.

    “Destabilization of the situation in Moldova could escalate into a regional hotbed of tension that would include part of Odessa region. An attempt to destabilize the situation in Romania on ethnic grounds is also possible. The scenario of force in the Republic …

  • A new anti-corruption revolution is coming to Odessa Customs.

    25 year old Activist of Ukrainian revolution will become the head of Odessa Customs Department.

    Yulia Marushivska can become the head of the Customs of southern Ukrainian region as early as next week.

    The statement was made by Mikheil Saakashvil, the Governor of Odessa region, in an interview to Odessa local Channel 7.

    He is confident that this woman will become the winner of the contest for this position.

    He also added that the customs department will be having all new personnel which will …