Contents tagged with crimea

  • Siemens rethinks its procedure of working with Russian customers after the turbine-delivery scandal

    After the delivery of Siemens turbines to a power plant in the Crimea in defiance of sanctions and without the manufacturer’s consent, the German concern plans to take measures regarding any future cooperation with Russian customers, CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser said in an interview with the German magazine Spiegel.

    "In any case, our trusting relations with Russia, formed over more than 160 years, were spoiled," he said, stressing that this was "not a trivial trespass." "On the other hand, …

  • Media: 'Representative office' for the 'Russian community of the Crimea' opened in Luhansk

    In the separatist-held Luhansk, representative offices for the "Russian Community of the Crimea" and the “Russia – Donbas Committee” were opened. They are expected to be able to provide information on the registration of documents required by Russia, as well as Crimean information, in particular, about tourist routes to the annexed peninsula, as reported by RIA Novosti news agency.

    According to the agency, the main goal of the representative offices will be the development of economic ties …

  • Crimean officials organize a reception for Chinese tourists visiting the peninsula

    A group of Chinese tourists, representatives of think tanks and businesses came to the annexed Crimea for a vacation. On September 22, they met with the head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov and the Speaker of the Russian Parliament of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov.

    This was reported by the press service of the Crimean parliament. The Chinese tourists came to "study the prospects of educational tourism, including a gastronomic program."

    "I am ready to show our achievements in the field of …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense organizes a missile and artillery armament conference in Crimea

    The second All-Russian scientific and practical conference devoted to "topical problems of the development and operation of missile and artillery weapons, special weapons and naval equipment" will be held in annexed Sevastopol from September 27 to 29 at the Nakhimov Black Sea High Navy School, as announced  by the press service of the Russian Southern Military District on September 23.

    "The purpose of the conference is to exchange scientific and practical experience and to define the main …

  • Security Service of Ukraine investigating more unauthorized visits of Crimea by foreign ships

    In response to the appeal by the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has promised to include in the records of joint pre-trial investigation the violations in August to September 2017 by foreign vessels of the ban on entry into the ports of annexed Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

    The Ministry’s website indicated that it had previously sent appeals to the Office of …

  • Crimean court sentences journalist Semena to 2.5 years probation

    The Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Simferopol, which is controlled by the Kremlin, has sentenced Crimean journalist Mykola Semena to a two and a half years suspended sentence with a probation period of three years and a prohibition on engagement in public activities, Krym.Realii reported.

    The day prior, Semena made a final speech in court, during which he said that if he were convicted, it would "affect all of journalism in Russia."

    The Prosecutor called for punishment for Semena in the …

  • Russian authorities in the Crimea announce further personnel reshuffle in cities and regions

    The Crimean authorities have assessed the results of the work of the heads of districts and cities, and according to the assessment, have not ruled out further personnel reshuffles, said chairman of the Russian parliament of the peninsula, Vladimir Konstantinov at a press briefing .

    "It has been three and a half years; enough time. And we, as a mature political organization, realize that during this period if the leaders do not show effective work, then there is very little chance that this …

  • Ukraine's Naftogaz files $5 billion lawsuit against Russia for seizing assets in Crimea

    Naftogaz has filed a lawsuit against Russia, demanding $5 billion of reimbursement for the loss of assets in annexed Crimea. The statement has been received by the tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, Naftogaz’s press service reports.

    Alongside Naftogaz, six subsidiary companies took part in initiating the litigation: Chornomorneftegaz, Ukrtransgaz, Likvo, Ukrgazdobycha, Ukrtransnafta and Gaz Ukrayiny.

    According to the company, a court ruling is expected by the end of 2 …

  • Ukrainian political analyst: In advance of Presidential elections, the Kremlin is diverting financial assistance from Donbas to Crimea

    The Ukrainian political scientist and leader of the United Coordination Center, Oleh Saakian, believes that the end of the of assistance to the separatist-held territories of the Donbas by Russia and the redirecting of this money to the annexed Crimea is a demonstrative step in the run-up to presidential elections. This allows the Kremlin to fulfill several tasks at once, the expert said on the air with radio Krym.Realii.

    "It is very likely that the money is being transferred "for the Crimea" …

  • Crimean authorities warn of possible power outages in fall and winter season

    Sergey Bazhan, the Kremlin-controlled Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy of the Peninsula reported that the Crimea might need to endure electricity cuts during the autumn-winter period, according to approved schedules.

    “We predict that during the autumn-winter period, the Crimea and Sevastopol will consume 1,467 MW of electricity. 1,181 MW will pass on to the other parts of the peninsula while 286 MW will go to Sevastopol. Last year, the highest level of evening electricity consumption for the …