Contents tagged with crimea

  • Protests against Russian government were broken up in the Crimea

    Police in the Crimea dispersed a protest called “Deceived Crimea”, Ekho Moskvii reported.

    The protest’s organizers hoped to attract 1,000 to the rally in opposition of the actions of the Russian-Crimean authorities.

    Information about the protest was published in local newspapers before the event was held. The media, however, also published notices issued by the authorities stating that the demonstration was prohibited. Ultimately, several dozen participants gathered in front of the Palace of …

  • Erdogan tells Poroshenko Turkey doesn't recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko have discussed the situation in the Crimea during a telephone conversation, the press service of Ukrainian President reported.

    “Recep Tayyip Erdoğan assured Petro Poroshenko of the stance of Turkish authorities on support of independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine in its internationally recognized borders. Erdoğan also stated that the Republic of Turkey doesn’t recognize the occupation of the …

  • Russia deploys electronic intelligence system along border with Ukraine

    The Russian Federation has deployed intelligence systems in conjunction with the beginning of the provocations in the Crimea

    Air monitoring along the Ukrainian border confirmed the deployment of electronic intelligence systems in the Russian Federation in close proximity to the Russian-Ukrainian border.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian State Border Service, Russian intelligence systems have been deployed opposite the border units in the Kharkiv region at distance of 2.5 km from …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to issue note of protest over Putin's visit to Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has prepared a note of protest over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the Crimea. This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mariana Betsa, Krym.Realii reports.

    "Today's visit indicates the neglect by the Russian side that was continuing for a long time of the international law, the UN Charter, the resolution of the UN General Assembly with respect to the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine," Betsa said.

    She also …

  • Russia's PARNAS opposition party will not campaign in the Crimea without Ukraine's permission

    Candidates to the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the PARNAS party will not campaign in the Crimea without Ukraine’s permission, as stated by the Krasnodar branch of the party.

    “We will take Ukraine’s advice and will act according to international law. PARNAS will not campaign in the Crimea,” the statement on the official page of the branch stated on the social network, Vkontakte.

    Earlier the Ukrainian Director-General of the Directorate General for Policy and Communications, …

  • Putin: Ukraine is unwilling to implement the Minsk Agreements

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with the members of the Security Council in the Crimea, accused Ukraine of its "unwillingness or inability" to implement the Minsk Agreements regarding the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas. According to him, this explains Ukraine’s "provocative acts" in the Crimea.

    At the same time Putin expressed hope that this is not Ukraine’s "final choice" and that "common sense will prevail."

    Putin also stated that Moscow is not going to sever  …

  • Russia's Permanent Representative to NATO: Military buildup in Crimea is not directed against NATO

    The build-up of Russian military forces in the Crimea is not directed at anyone, including NATO. According to RIA Novosti, this was said by Russia's Permanent Representative to NATO, Alexander Grushko.

    “Somehow, there exists a kind of contrived element of intimidation of public opinion if we talk about the perception of what we are doing in the Crimea. NATO is actually well aware that a very serious Russian component has always been present in the Crimea at all times,” Grushko explained. …

  • Poroshenko does not rule out imposing martial law due to growing tensions in Crimea

    The armed clashes in the Donbas region and the growing tension in the Crimea may lead to this type of decision by the Ukrainian President.The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said on Thursday, August 18, 2016 that he does not exclude the introduction of martial law and a new wave of military mobilization if the conflict with the Russian-supported separatists worsens.Poroshenko appeared at a time when increased tensions with Russia regarding the Crimea intensified fears that a fragile …

  • Military Prosecutor’s Office of Russia suspects the Black Sea Fleet of corruption

    During a meeting in Sevastopol, the Russian Chief Military Prosecutor, Sergey Fridinsky, ordered inspections of the military units and formations of the Black Fleet. The Military Prosecutor’s Office will check the safety of petrol, oil, lubricants and food, as was reported on the website of the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office of Russia on 17 August.

    “The Chief Military Prosecutor emphasized the need to prevent corruption, theft and improper use of budget resources while implementing the …

  • Media: The crews of maritime vessels that were spotted in Crimea are wanted by Ukrainian authorities

    Ukrainian law enforcement officers are investigating four criminal cases regarding an illegal visit of the annexed Crimea by maritime vessels, as outlined in the joint investigation of Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) journalists’ Scheme program – a joint-project of Radio Svoboda and UA: Pershyi (1TV) news channel.

    The crews of four vessels are under suspicion and have been declared wanted. According to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, only the captain and crew members of …