Contents tagged with crimea

  • Kremlin promises to solve Crimea’s fresh water shortage

    The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia would provide the annexed Crimea with drinking water without Ukraine's participation, TASS reports.

    According to Peskov, "Ukraine has ruled out negotiations with Russia to provide Crimea with water."

    "Russia is a powerful country, it is able to provide Crimea with water without Ukraine, which will be done so that it will not depend on this tap," Peskov said.

    At the same time, he stressed that the water  situation on …

  • Ukrainian President: those who surrendered Crimea to Russia must be held accountable

    Ukrainian statesmen, who surrendered Crimea to Russia without a fight in 2014, must be held accountable, stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the annual address to the Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to the President, Ukraine is building a strong army, which will not allow the enemy to encroach on territorial integrity or take away part of the territories without a single shot, as it was in 2014 in Crimea.

    The President stressed that those politicians who …

  • Ukraine to build two naval bases on Black Sea

    During the annual address to the Parliament, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine begins construction of two new naval bases to protect the Black Sea region.

    "We are starting to build two state-owned Ukrainian naval bases to protect the Black Sea region," said Zelensky, without specifying the location of these bases.

    The Ukrainian President also said that modernization of the frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy, the preparation of Centaur amphibious assault boats and the …

  • Russia warns Turkey against joining ‘anti-Crimea coalition’ with Ukraine

    Turkey will make a mistake if it joins the "Crimean Platform" at the suggestion of Ukraine, the head of the Crimean Parliament's Committee on People's Diplomacy and International Relations Yuri Gempel told RIA Novosti.

    "If Turkey actually joins the so-called Kyiv project "Crimean Platform", which is essentially an anti-Kremlin alliance hostile to the Crimeans, it will make a serious strategic mistake," Gempel said.

    According to Gempel, Turkey could lose a reliable ally in the face of Russia, …

  • Russia's attempt to induce artificial rain over Crimea fails

    After Russia's annexation of Crimea, the peninsula's water supply became a serious problem, especially during the dry seasons. This year, many artificial freshwater reservoirs have dried out in Crimea, and in many reservoirs water levels decreased to 37%. Many city administrations have introduced an hourly water supply schedules for the residents.

    To solve the problem of fresh water, the Russian authorities decided to resort to artificially increasing precipitation from the clouds. The Russian …

  • EU expands sanctions against Russia over Crimea

    European Union’s 's ambassadors agreed to include two people and four legal entities on the sanctions list against Russia for their participation in the construction of the Crimean Bridge, reported TASS, citing a European diplomatic source.

    "The ambassadors agreed to include two individuals and four companies involved in the construction of the Kerch Bridge on the list of restrictive measures for undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," he said. "The official decision …

  • Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. nuclear bombers over Black Sea

    On Monday, September 14, Russian fighter jets intercepted three U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers and escorted them over the Black Sea, reported the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The Russian Defense Ministry noted that radars were detected three air targets approaching Crimea from Ukraine over the Black Sea.

    Two Su-27 fighter jets and two Su-30 fighter jets from the Southern Military District air defense forces were scrambled to identify them.

    After the American aircraft left …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will supply water to Crimea only in the event of humanitarian disaster

    Ukraine can resume the supply of fresh water to Crimea only in the event of a humanitarian disaster on the peninsula, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "Of course, Ukraine anywhere, in Crimea or elsewhere, will provide Ukrainians with water and all necessary, medicines, food and so on," he said.

    At the same time, Shmyhal noted that Kyiv will not supply water to "occupiers, occupation troops, for the needs of military bases."

    According to the head …

  • German Foreign Minister rejects possibility of allowing Russia back into G7

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas rejected a proposal to allow Russia to rejoin the G7.

    "The reason for Russia's expulsion was the annexation of Crimea and the intervention in eastern Ukraine," said Maas in an interview published in two German newspapers Rheinische Post and Bonner General-Anzeiger.

    According to the minister, while there is no solution to the situation with Crimea and the Donbas, he sees "no chance" that Russia will join the G7.

    The G7 includes the United States, Canada, …

  • Putin announces construction of two helicopter carriers in annexed Crimea

    On Monday, July 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the annexed Crimea, where at Zaliv shipyard in Kerch announced the start of construction of helicopter carriers, TASS reports.

    "Today, six new long-distance ships are being laid down at the three leading shipyards of Russia. Two universal amphibious ships will be built here, in Kerch. Two frigates are at Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg, and two nuclear submarines are in Severodvinsk at Sevmash Shipyard," Putin said.

    The …