Contents tagged with crimea

  • The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the activities for the day in memory of the genocide of Crimean Tatars

    On the 5th of May, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a plan to honor the memory of the genocide of the Crimean Tatars. The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine reported that all activities were discussed with the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. The details of these activities were not revealed.

    “Please prepare these resolutions in accordance with the regulations,” Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said at the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

    At this time, the Ministry of Culture of …

  • Ukrainian Ministry wants to teach Crimeans how to bypass Russian internet bans

    The Minister for Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Vadym Chernysh, feels that it is necessary to start teaching Crimeans how to use technology to evade Russian internet bans. He stated this in an interview with Krym.Realii.

    This ministry was established on the 20th of April based on the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

    According to Chernysh, the ministry will create technology to allow communication with Crimeans. They will then teach the …

  • More than 100 Tatars detained at a Mosque in Crimea

    Several dozen armed men, allegedly belonging to the Russian OMON riot police, raided a mosque in Crimea, detaining about 100 Tatars. The detainees were then loaded onto a bus and taken away towards an unknown location.

    "It was reported that 30 to 50 armed men raided the mosque.. more than 100 Muslims were taken away in an unknown direction," lawyer Emile Kurbedinov wrote on Facebook.

    The Tatars were later released, but ordered to report to the police station. 

    "We have information the …

  • European Parliament to adopt a resolution on human rights abuses against Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament will adopt a resolution concerning the human rights violations of Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament will hold a debate and adopt a resolution on violations by the Russian Federation of the rights of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea, as was noted on the agenda of the next plenary meeting of the EU legislature which will be held on 9-12 May in Strasbourg.

    "Debates and vote on a resolution on human rights violations of Crimean Tatars, standards of democracy and …

  • Aksyonov: Crimea morally supports separatists in eastern Ukraine

    The head of Russian-Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said the inhabitants of the occupied peninsula "morally support" the separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    Aksyonov stated the Crimea is ready to cooperate with the separatists in the Donbas, Glavnoe reported.

    "All of the unrecognized state formations of the former Soviet Union clearly gravitate towards Russia. Holding a referendum, collecting signatures, dreaming of joining the group. Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, the Republic of Novy Rossiya, …

  • Russian man found guilty of extremism for posting 'Crimea is Ukraine' on social media

    A Russian court in Tver sentenced mechanical engineer Andrei Bubeev to two years and three months in a penal colony for posting "extremist content" on his social media page, Radio Svoboda reported. 

    The content that was deemed to be extremist by the court was a post on Bubeev's VKontakte page which read "Crimea is Ukraine".

    Bubeev was charged with public calls to commit extremism and activities aimed at violating the territorial integrity of Russia.

    The human rights organization Memorial has  …

  • Russian production of a next generation missile boat to begin in Crimea after Victory Day

    The construction of a new generation missile boat, named Storm, will begin on the 10th of May in Feodosia.

    The small Project 22800 boat was designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau.

    According to the Defense Ministry, the short term goal is to build more than 10 such boats for the Russian Navy.Two more small missile boats, named Hurricane and Typhoon, are already being built at the Pella Shipyard in St. Petersburg.These new generation missile boats have a displacement of 800 tons and …

  • Putin promises to launch the fourth string of the Energy Bridge to Crimea in early May

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin expects that the fourth string of the Energy Bridge to Crimea from neighboring Kuban will be launched in early May. Putin stated this at the meeting with the members of the Council of legislators on the 29th of April, the Kremlin press service reported.

    “Power engineering specialists had this well-planned ahead of schedule, but now the weather is unfavorable in the channels and vessels are forced to reduce the work for a few days. That’s why everything …

  • Emergency services of Sevastopol work on heightened alert because of power outages

    The press service of the Sevastopol Government, controlled by Russia, reported after a meeting of the Operational Headquarters on Emergency Situations that power outages continue in annexed Sevastopol. The local authorities, controlled by Moscow, explained that these outages are the result of the ongoing work installing the energy bridge from neighboring Russia.

    “In this regard, the emergency services of Sevastopol work on heightened alert. The limit (162 MW.) was set for the city at 10 p.m. …

  • France demands that Ukrainian authority be restored in Crimea

    France will not change its position regarding the need to restore Ukrainian authority in Crimea and Kiev's control over the entire Ukrainian-Russian border. The Permanent Representative of France to the UN, Francois Delattre, said this at a formal meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine, which took place on Thursday night in New York.

    "Settling the crisis in the east of Ukraine is the primary goal for France. Together with Germany, we will continue to mediate the crisis …