Contents tagged with crimea

  • Director of company involved in Siemens turbines scandal fired in Russia

    The CEO of Silovye Mashiny, which was involved in a scandal with Siemens turbines, has been fired In Russia.

    As reported by Interfax, the Board of Directors of Silovye Mashiny passed a decision July 19 on the early termination of Roman Filippov's powers.

     On July 13, Filippov was interrogated in Russia for a criminal case concerning the disclosure of state secrets.

    The Board of Directors of PJSC Silovye Mashiny appointed a new CEO after Roman Filipov's resignation. The new CEO is Filippov's …

  • Ukraine has simplified the entry procedure into Crimea for lawyers and human rights advocates

    On Wednesday, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine amended the order of entry to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and exit from it, which simplified the mechanism for crossing the administrative border for human rights advocates and representatives of independent human rights missions, as reported by the Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

    The resolution states that in order to cross the administrative border with the temporarily occupied territory, the human …

  • Crimean authorities plan to build defensive structures on administrative border with Ukraine

    The Kremlin-controlled Crimean government intends to strengthen the defense of the “border” between the annexed peninsula and mainland Ukraine, as stated by Russian Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Igor Mikhailichenko, Krym.Realii reports.

    “One of the priorities for Crimea is the creation of defensive structures on the border strip. These measures will make it possible to strengthen the defense on the Russian-Ukrainian portion of the border. Another important matter is the arrangement of the …

  • Ukrainian border guards conduct drills close to border with Crimea

    The personnel of the operational-combat border commandant of the Berdyansk squad are conducting training close to the border with the Crimea in the Henichesk region of the Kherson province, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

    The training of the soldiers is being done in order to improve their mastery of firing various types of weapons. The border guards have also worked on elements of tactical medicine.

    Additionally, the fighters were deployed in combat …

  • Crimean authorities accused Ukraine of starting a tourist blockade of the peninsula

    Kyiv authorities are trying to prevent Ukrainian tourists from visiting Crimean resorts, as stated by the head of the Regional Interethnic Committee of the Crimea, Zaur Smirnov.

    "Kyiv has made an attempt to organize a new blockade of the peninsula, this time a tourist one. Our sources among the employees of the State Border Service of Ukraine reported that they had received the order from Kyiv authorities to create artificial obstacles," Smirnov told RIA Novosti. In his opinion, such measures …

  • Crimean authorities: More than 15,000 residents of Crimea prohibited from travelling abroad due to ‘debt obligations’

    More than 15,000 citizens of the Crimea cannot travel abroad "because of debt obligations," according to the Crimean News citing the so-called Acting Chief Bailiff of the Crimea, Igor Rudakov.

    According to him, citizens who are already the subject of court decisions are restricted from travelling abroad.

    "This applies to those who are already subject to a court decision, where the amount of debt exceeds 10,000 rubles ($168 USD). At the moment I cannot give an exact number of citizens impacted, …

  • Finland bans entry to soldiers in uniforms without insignias

    In Finland new legislation has come into force concerning soldiers in uniform without insignias. According to the amendments, such people are banned from entering and staying in the country, the Yle news website reports.

    According to the law, the group of soldiers without insignias refers to soldiers who act directly in the interests of a foreign state, on its behalf, or with the consent of this state. These soldiers are organized, equipped or armed.

    The law envisages an absolute ban on entry …

  • Media: Siemens could withdraw from two projects in Russia after Crimea turbine scandal

    Siemens is considering the possibility of withdrawing from two major projects with Russia after the scandal with the gas turbines in annexed Crimea, reported German business news outlet WirtschaftsWoche with reference to sources in the company.

    According to the article’s sources, Siemens’ CEO Joe Kaeser is exploring the possibility of ending the German company’s involvement with Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies LLC.

    In addition, according to the sources, Siemens is also considering the …

  • Ukraine: Entry procedures into the Crimea violated by 600 ships

    The Crimean Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, which is located in Kyiv, is investigating the illegal entry and exit of more than 600 ships into and from the territory of the annexed peninsula, as reported on the website of the Prosecutor's Office of Crimea, based on the results of the Office's work over six months of this year.  

    "To date, the Prosecutor's Office has initiated criminal proceedings on the violation of entry procedures into the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine by more …

  • Russia delivers new military hardware and equipment to Crimea

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has shipped new military hardware and equipment to divisions of the Southern Military District, including the Crimea.

    According to the Defense Ministry’s press service, more than 20 of the latest pieces of military hardware were supplied to the Southern Military District.

    “Among them were R-149AKSh staff command cars based on the Kamaz truck, intended for organizing secure communication under difficult operating conditions and under conditions of creating …