Contents tagged with crimea

  • Mayor of Nice says Crimea is Russian territory during visit by Mayor of Yalta

    The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, met with a delegation from the occupied Crimea and signed a letter of intent with the Administration of Yalta, as stated on Christian Estrosi’s website.

    The delegation of the mayor of Yalta was on an official visit in Nice from February 26 – March 1st. The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to France, Alexander Orlov, was also present at the meeting.

    The delegation’s visit was referred to as symbolic, as it was the "first time since the referendum on …

  • Russian Yabloko party insists that Crimea is 'legitimate Ukrainian territory'

    The Chairman of Russian political party "Yabloko" (“Apple”), Emilia Slabunova, stated that the position of the party about the ownership of Crimea remains the same- tt is legitimate Ukrainian territory.

    Slabunova commented on the news of Russian News Service in which she allegedly said that the “Yabloko” party will be able to solve the conflict with Ukraine without handling issues in Crimea and Sevastopol.  According to Slabunova, the edition loosely interpreted her words about Crimea.

    "My …

  • Western countries asked Crimean Tatar Mejlis to avoid provoking Russian military

    During Russia's annexation of the Crimea in 2014, the Ambassadors of several Western countries called on the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People to avoid provoking the Russian military, as stated by Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People on the program "Svoboda Slova" (Freedom of speech) on the channel ICTV.

    "All day long I was in touch with the ambassadors from the EU countries and the U.S.A. They all had the same request: do not provoke the …

  • Pavlo Klimkin: Russia carries out large-scale human rights violations against Crimean Tatars

    According to Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin, Russia is violating the rights of the Crimean Tatars.

    This was stated by Klimkin during his speech on Tuesday, March 1st at the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, as reported by Evropeiskaya Pravda.

    According to him, Russia, as an occupying power, carries out large-scale human rights violations on the Peninsula, especially in regards to the indigenous population- the Crimean Tatars.

    “They carry out a …

  • Poroshenko explains his visit to Crimea on the eve of the 'referendum'

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, explains why he went to Crimea on the eve of the referendum on the 28th of February in 2014.  A video explaining the situation was posted on the President’s Facebook page.

    Poroshenko said that the beginning of an “adventure story” had become clear starting with the appearance of the "green men" and other mass movements in Crimea.  The President said that he engaged in negotiations with the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Crimea and with the …

  • Ukrainian border guards report seeing four Russia Mi-8 helicopters near Crimea

    Ukrainian border guards have recorded activity of four Russian Mi-8 helicopters near the administrative border with Crimea.  This was mentioned on the website of Ukrainian authorities.

    “Border guards of the Genichesk unit of the Berdyansk squad have recorded Russian aircraft flying near the administrative border of Crimea.  There were four Mi-8 helicopters flying near the border’s vicinity,” the statement said.

    In November of last year, the Ukrainian government decided to prohibit Russian …

  • TripAdvisor map showing Ukrainian Crimea sparks outrage in Russian Duma

    A Spravedlivaya Rossiya (A Just Russia) party State Duma Deputy, Oleg Mikheev, sent the Russian Prosecutor General, Yuri Chaika, an official request asking him to check the TripAdvisor website, which shows the Russian-occupied Crimea as part of Ukraine, as reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

    According to Mikheev, this could indicate that the organization is conducting undesirable activities in Russia. In the request, a copy of which was made available to the agency, Mikheev writes that …

  • Poklonskaya threatens to initiate legal proceedings against Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs

    Russian Crimea’s Chief Prosecutor, Natalia Poklonskaya, is threatening the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, because of his statement concerning the creation of a new National Guard unit, in Ukraine, which will help take back Crimea from Russia.

    “Due to such statements, Avakov may be punished by the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. There are some proceedings against him in Ukraine which are pending and, as far as I know, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister outlines plan for returning Crimea to Ukraine

    In a television interview, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin outlined the strategy to return Crimea to Ukraine, stating that the plan consists of three basic parts: political, diplomatic and informational. 

    According to Klimkin, the first phase of the plan consists of the political and diplomatic elements, and includes western countries providing support to Ukraine.  It also involves gaining support of the non-recognition policy of Crimea’s occupation, as well supporting sanctions …

  • UNESCO: Crimean Chersonesus Site does not belong to Russia

    UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) doesn’t recognize the Chersonesos Taurica museum and reserve as being under Russian control. “Today, UNESCO doesn’t recognize this. A vote was held in the United Nations that Crimea is not yet recognized as a part of Russia in the international legal understanding of this issue,” the Permanent Delegate of the Russian Federation to UNESCO, Eleonora Mitrofanova said.

    According to Mitrofanova, Kiev holds that the …