Contents tagged with crimea

  • Russia appeals to UN to help restore water supply from Ukraine to Crimea

    Russian State Duma deputy and former Crimean prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet  because of the interruption of fresh water supply to the peninsula from Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    "We urge you to strongly condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian side, which blatantly violate international law and directly violate the obligations of this country in the field of human rights," the RIA Novosti quoted Poklonskaya's letter …

  • Ukrainian soldier abducted near Crimean border

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine announced that a soldier has been abducted from an observation post on the administrative border with the annexed Crimea.

    The incident occurred on May 30 at about 5 a.m.

    "In the area of the Chongar Peninsula, a soldier of one of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was found missing from the observation post when on duty, " the statement reads.

    Search efforts have not yielded results. The soldier does not return phone calls and his whereabouts are unknown. …

  • Russians visiting Crimea will have to undergo medical testing at their own expense

    The head of annexed Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said that residents of other regions of Russia, coming to the peninsula without a specific purpose, will be placed "under medical observation at their own expense".

    Aksyonov signed the decree on these measures on May 24, TASS reports.

    "Citizens from other Russian region who come to Crimea without a specific purpose, will undergo medical observation at their own expense," Aksyonov said at a meeting of the operational center for COVID-19 pandemic. …

  • Strelkov says he sold his medal for annexation of Crimea

    Former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) sold the medal for the annexation of Crimea.

    According to Strelkov, the medal for the annexation of Crimea was presented to him by the Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeev.

    "I recently sold it because of the material difficulties that every honest person in Russia has," the former defense minister said in an interview with Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon.

    The fact that Strelkov put the medal, …

  • Russia wants to conduct a video conference with Crimean residents at UN Security Council

    First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy announced an informal video conference at the UN Security Council with residents of annexed Crimea on May 21.

    "On Thursday, 21 May at 3 pm NYC time UN Security Council will for the first time hold informal VTC with participation of the residents of #Crimea. This will be a good opportunity to learn real facts about life in this Russian region," Polyanskiy wrote on Twitter.

    The permanent mission of Ukraine to the UN …

  • Russian FSB detains Ukrainian border guard near Crimea

    The officials of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) documented the fact of illegal detention of a sergeant of the Ukrainian State Border Service by representatives of the FSB of the Russian Federation on the administrative border with the annexed Crimea, reported the press service of the SBU.

    According to law enforcement officials, representatives of the Russian special services, using violence and torture, tried to force the Ukrainian to confess to the alleged deliberate crossing of the …

  • Kyiv: Russia conceals COVID-19 cases among military in Crimea

    Russian authorities hide information about COVID-19 cases among the military stationed in annexed Crimea, stated the Ministry of Reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

    "In all temporarily occupied territories - both in the Donbass and in Crimea - there is an acute shortage of medical personnel to treat patients. The spread of coronavirus among military contingent is carefully concealed," the statement reads.

    As the Ukrainian Ministry noted, representatives of the …

  • Owner of one of the Ukraine’s largest internet providers indicted for treason

    The owner of one of the largest Ukrainian internet providers has been indicted for treason (Article 111 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code).

    He is accused of helping the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) to gain access to personal correspondence of Ukrainians in Crimea, which could be further used by the FSB to prosecute them, reported the press service of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

    According to the investigation, the owner of the company, assisted by a lawyer and a Russian citizen, …

  • Missing high-ranking Moscow official found dead in Crimea

    Leonid Osharin, deputy head of Moscow's culture department, was found dead in Crimea, reported TASS citing a source in law enforcement agencies.

    "The deputy head of the capital's Department of Culture Leonid Osharin was found dead in Crimea. The cause of his death is being investigated," the source said, adding that no traces of violent death were found on the official's body.

    Osharin disappeared on March 26. According to the search and rescue team "MoscowSpas", at the end of March, they were …

  • Head of annexed Crimea asks Russians not to come to peninsula

    The head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov urged Russians not to come to the peninsula either on vacation or on business trips.

    "I never thought that I would make such a request, but there is no other way today. I urge all our citizens to refrain from coming to the territory of the Republic of Crimea both for business and for recreation purposes, as all Crimean resorts and all recreation places are closed. As our president said, self-distancing is the only medicine for today," Aksyonov said in a video …