Contents tagged with crimea

  • Shoygu and Mattis meet in person for the first time

    The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation press service reported on Facebook that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and the United States Secretary of Defense, James Mattis met in person for the first time at the international summit in Singapore. According the Russian Ministry of Defense, Mattis and Shoygu shook hands at the entrance to the hall before the start of the summit’s official part.

    It is reported that the head of the Pentagon expressed condolences to Shoygu in regards …

  • Ukraine confiscates Crimean fishing vessel Nord

    The Prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, in accordance with a court decision, handed over the vessel Nord to the National Agency of Ukraine for finding, tracing and management of assets derived from corruption and other crimes (ARMA). According to the prosecutor's office press service, the decision was made in order to preserve budget funds spent on the detained vessel’s maintenance in the Berdyansk port area.

    The Prosecutor’s office noted that on October 4, the Kyiv Court …

  • Putin believes Trump is determined to stabilize relations between USA and Russia

    On Thursday, speaking at the traditional Valdai Forum in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that US President Donald Trump is ready to listen to him and is determined to improve the relations between the two countries.

     “In my opinion, the current president [of the US] is determined to stabilize and level the relations between Russia and the US,” Putin said and added that “we will see how the situation will further develop”.

    Putin denied the accusations of Western countries …

  • Ukrainian prosecutor will demand extradition of Crimean Vice Prime Minister

    The Ukrainian prosecutor intends to request the extradition of Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Vitaliy Nahlupin detained in Moscow, stated the Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Gyunduz Mamedov. His statement was quoted on Facebook by the representative of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, Andriy Lysenko.

    Ukraine wants to bring Nahlupin to justice “for high treason” (Part 1 of Article 111 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code). According to the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office, the detained …

  • Assad plans to visit the Crimea in 2019

    President of Syria Bashar al-Assad plans to visit the Crimea in April 2019 and is holding negotiations on the beginning of a commercial airline route between Syria and the Black Sea peninsula, TASS reported.

    Members of the Crimean Delegation visited Syria this week, including the Russian Prime Minister of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov. The Crimea is under Western sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014.

    Russia has been Assad’s key ally in the seven-year Syrian conflict. …

  • Russia to begin air transit between Crimea and Syria

    Russian Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, who is currently in Syria, announced that the possibility of air traffic between Syria and Crimea is being considered.

    “We are actively working on the matter of creating a joint Syrian-Crimean trade house, and in addition there is the matter of opening air traffic between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Crimea. We are prepared to offer the capabilities of all our enterprises to business owners from Syria, so that they can fully …

  • Aksyonov plans to invite Assad to Crimea

    On Tuesday October 16, Russian Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov intends to invite Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to visit the annexed peninsula during the fifth Yalta International Economic Forum which will be held in April 2019.

    Aksyonov revealed his intention during a session of the Syria-Crimea bilateral cooperation commission, TASS reports.

    “We have already had the opportunity to invite your colleagues from the government to the fifth Yalta International Economic Forum. We hope …

  • Russian missile systems in Crimea put on alert

    Soldiers from the coastal missile and artillery brigade of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have been put on alert in order to take part in tactical exercises, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on October 15.

    Divisions of Bastion and Bal mobile coastal anti-ship systems and Utes coastal missile systems were given practical tasks to complete as part of the combat training plan.

    “During the drills, missile division crews will carry out a set of combat training tasks, including deploying and using …

  • Crimean authorities to discuss creation of joint shipping company with Syria

    A delegation from the Crimean government will visit Syria between October 15-16 to meet with Syrian officials in Damascus, Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Georgy Muradov told the Russian news outlet TASS.

    The delegation will include Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, State Council Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov, Deputy Prime Minister Muradov, Federation Council member Olga Kovitidi, Minister of Industrial Policy Andrey Vasyuta, Minister of Resorts and Tourism Vadim Volchenko, and Minister …

  • Estonian travel agencies face criminal charges for organizing trips to annexed Crimea

    Estonian Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal investigation against several Estonian travel agencies suspected of organizing tourist trips to Ukraine’s territory, which was annexed by Russia, reports Postimees news website, with the reference to Estonian media.

    "The State Prosecutor’s Office confirms that on Tuesday, five Estonian travel agencies offices were searched based on the suspicion that they offer tourist trips to the Russian-occupied Crimea and Sevastopol, where, in accordance with …