Contents tagged with Sevastopol

  • Russia considers raising gas prices for Crimea and Sevastopol

    According to a bill published on the Russian government’s website of legal information, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia suggested to raise the price of gas for residents of the Crimea and Sevastopol.  

    The authors of the document indicate that the bill aims to solve the problem of the gap between the gas prices in the Crimea and Sevastopol and the prices in the southern regions of neighboring Russia.

    The document does not specify what gas prices are being referred to – for …

  • Kremlin: Russia deployed long-range bombers in Crimea

    The Chairman of the Federation Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev, announced that Russia has deployed Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers with nuclear weapons in the Crimea. The bombers are capable of hitting air defense systems and missile defense systems "anywhere in Europe,” reports RIA Novosti.

    Bondarev noted that these bombers will be upgraded in the next few years and will become "universal means for strikes on all types of targets at a distance of thousands of kilometers." …

  • French officials and ex-politicians arrive in annexed Crimea

    The Russian media reported that officials from France have arrived in the Crimea. According to the Head of the Crimean Parliament Committee for Sanatorium-Resort Complexes and Tourism, Aleksey Chernyak, their visit is associated with the anniversary of the Crimea’s annexation.

    “French politicians led by Thierry Mariani have arrived in the Crimea. The official meeting took place at Simferopol airport,” the Russian news agency RIA Novosti Crimea quotes Chernyak as saying.

    According to the …

  • Russia to launch two new power plants in annexed Crimea during Putin's visit

    The Russian engineering company Technopromexport plans to officially launch new power plants in the Crimea on March 18 during the planned visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported, citing information from its five different sources.

    Putin plans to visit the Crimea on the anniversary of its annexation. He also plans to attend the opening of the Sevastopol power plant, the sources reported. “During the closed meeting, the Governor [ of Sevastopol] stated that Putin will arrive …

  • Slovak Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador over Crimea comments

    The Russian ambassador to Bratislava has been summoned to the Slovak Foreign Ministry and reprimanded for publicly criticizing statements by a Slovak official concerning the illegal annexation of Crimea.

    On February 26, Slovak State Defense Secretary Robert Ondrejcsak wrote that now, five years after the annexation of Crimea, “war is not taboo in Europe” and that “whether we want it or not, for the Russians we are the enemies”.

    In a social network post, the Russian embassy to Slovakia …

  • Russia will exhibit weapons seized in Syria in annexed Crimea

    A mobile train exhibition featuring “trophy weapons and military equipment” seized from Syria will stop at Sevastopol and Kerch, reports the press service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. 

    The report notes that this exhibition will be held from March 1 to March 3 as part of the “military-patriotic action” the “Syrian Turning Point”. 

    According to the RIA Novosti news agency, the exposition consists of ten open railway platforms displaying models of military engineering equipment, artillery …

  • Kremlin complains German representatives refused to attend the conference in Russia because of participants from Crimea

    German representatives refused to participate in the fifth meeting of the heads of Russian and German educational and research organizations that should have taken place in Kazan on February 4 to 6, reported the Russian Foreign Ministry. 

    The Ministry noted that the German representatives objected to the participation of the Crimean Federal University’s Principal, Andrei Falaleev at the conference. 

    “Just a week before the forum, German Foreign Ministry and the conference of principals of …

  • Russia opens a military center for schoolchildren in annexed Sevastopol

    The Russian military has opened a center in Sevastopol where they will teach schoolchildren how to handle weapons, reports news website Krym.Realii.

    According to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense "the military-patriotic center was established in accordance with the Ministry’s decision" on the base of the city’s House of Officers. The center was named the “House of Unarmia (the Youth Army)”.

    “Schoolchildren of Sevastopol, who joined the Unarmia movement, will receive the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers Russian intelligence agent network 

    The counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has uncovered a network of Russian intelligence agents and arrested its leader, announced Volodymyr Nestyuk, head of the counterintelligence department, on Thursday December 27.

    “Notably, on December 20 its leader was arrested – a citizen of Ukraine, born in 1961, a first rank captain of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in reserve, who also has Russian citizenship,” UNIAN cites Nestyuk as saying. 

    Russian intelligence …

  • Governor of Sevastopol says he is against integration with the Crimea

    While responding to journalists’ questions whether the Crimea and Sevastopol can be integrated, the Russia appointed Governor of Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov said that the question of integration with the Crimea is not “relevant” at the moment and that he is “against it”, as reported by TASS news agency.

    Ovsyannikov noted that he himself never saw any such proposal and that it was too early to talk about it. “You are asking my opinion, so I am against [integration],” he added.

    On November 9 …