Contents tagged with Sevastopol

  • More than 40 ships from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet conduct exercises in Sevastopol

    In Sevastopol, on December 28, more than 40 ship crews from the Russian Black Sea Fleet practiced preparation for an extended naval, the use of weapons and technical equipment, as reported by the press service of the Southern Military District of Russia.

    "The crews are training to work for the survivability of the ship when berthing at the pier, practicing counter-sabotage and anti-aircraft defense," the report said. The training tasks include daily organization of service; routine and rest of …

  • Sevastopol Catholics attend Christmas Eve service in the rain outside closed doors of a Catholic church

    A Catholic worshiper community in the name of Saint Clement of Rome in Sevastopol, the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine, held a Christmas church service on December 24. Approximately one hundred church-goers attended the service ministered at the closed doors of a Catholic church at Ushakova square.

    The worshipers stood under the rain and mostly in the darkness due to absence of proper lighting, according to a reporter from Krym Realii online. Father Anatoly, the priest who ministered …

  • UN General Assembly to consider resolution on Crimea on December 19

    The United Nations General Assembly plans to consider a resolution on human rights in the annexed Crimea December 19, as reported on Twitter by the press service of the Ukrainian mission of the United Nations.

    “Voting in the UN General Assembly on the Ukrainian draft resolution entitled ‘Situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)’ will take place on December 19,” the report said.

    Permanent Representative of the …

  • Russian Defense Ministry: 2,500 schoolchildren joined ‘Youth Army’ movement in Crimea

    In annexed Sevastopol, more than 2,500 students became members of the Russian military-patriotic movement Yunarmy, the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry reported on December 9.

    "To date, the leader in military-patriotic education... located on the territory of the Southern Military District, is the Stavropol Krai, which has recruited about three thousand students. Second place is occupied by Sevastopol with over 2.5 thousand and third place is …

  • EU puts governor of Sevastopol on sanctions list

    The European Union added the "Governor" of Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov to the sanctions list established by Resolution 269/2014 regarding "actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine." This was reported in the journal of the European Union.

    "Ovsyannikov was elected the Governor of Sevastopol after elections held on September 10, 2017, organized by Russia in illegally-annexed Sevastopol,” the journal explained as the reason for …

  • 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 …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense organizes a missile and artillery armament conference in Crimea

    The second All-Russian scientific and practical conference devoted to "topical problems of the development and operation of missile and artillery weapons, special weapons and naval equipment" will be held in annexed Sevastopol from September 27 to 29 at the Nakhimov Black Sea High Navy School, as announced  by the press service of the Russian Southern Military District on September 23.

    "The purpose of the conference is to exchange scientific and practical experience and to define the main …

  • EU did not recognize local elections in the Crimea

    The European Union confirmed its refusal to recognize the results of the September 10 elections organized by Russia in annexed Sevastopol. A representative of the External Diplomatic Service of the EU issued a statement to that effect in Brussels on Monday, September 11.

    “The European Union does not recognize illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation and, therefore, does not recognize the elections in the Crimean Peninsula. Anyone who is elected in the Crimean …

  • Local elections completed in Crimea with very little turn around

    The Russian electoral committee of annexed Crimea announced on the evening of September 10 that the voting on additional elections in the settlements of the peninsula was completed.

    The official website of the department reported that all polling stations completed their work by 8:00 p.m. These were additional elections of deputies of the first convocation of the Crimean parliament controlled by the Kremlin and deputies of local authorities.

    The chairman of the election committee, Mikhail …

  • 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 …