Contents tagged with crimea

  • Lesya Ukrainka Museum in Crimea could be shut down

    The museum of Ukrainian writer Lesya Ukrainka in the city of Yalta in Russian-occupied Crimea might be shut down, according to the museum's founder Svitlana Kocherga, who stressed the importance of preserving cultural heritage in an interview with Krym.Reallii.

    "I'm worried whether this museum will keep on working or whether it stays there at all. The authorities might leave a room or something, but the museum as it is might cease to exist. I assume it will be restored and re-opened, but it …

  • Dzhemilev: Turkish and Ukrainian cooperation may lead to the de-occupation of Crimea

    The national leader of Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said that Turkey has embarked on economic and military rapprochement with Ukraine. In his opinion, it may help the de-occupation of Crimea. Dzhemilev told Krym.Realli, commenting on the meeting of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

    "We are heading towards economic and military rapprochement with Ukraine. It is certainly in our favor and I think in favor for de-occupation of …

  • Erdoğan: Turkey will always support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea

    As stated by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday, Turkey fully supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea. This was stated by Erdoğan during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the latter’s visit to Ankara, as reported by Glavnoe.

    “I said, Mr. President, Turkey will always support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea, and the political unity of Ukraine, and I will repeat it once again, Turkey has not …

  • Moscow to hold celebration rally on anniversary of annexation of Crimea

    Authorities in Moscow approved an application to hold a concert and rally on the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea on March 18th, Ekho Moskvii reported.

    The application was approved by the Moscow Mayor’s office, and authorities estimate 10,000 Muscovites will attend the concert entitled “We are Together!” on March 18th at Vasilevsky Spusk near the Kremlin. Roads near Red Square are expected to be closed for the day.

    The internationally recognized Ukrainian territory of Crimea …

  • Poroshenko urges Turkish Parliament to recognize deportation of Crimean Tatars as genocide

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the Turkish Parliament to recognize the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1942-1943 as a genocide, as reported by the President’s spokesman, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, on Twitter.

    The protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatars is one of the issues being discussed by Poroshenko with Turkish leaders during his visit to Ankara.

    Moscow has faced criticism over reports of human rights abuses against Crimean Tatars following Russia’s annexation of the …

  • Poroshenko and Erdoğan: We cannot accept the transformation of the Crimea into a Russian military base

    The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey affirmed their opposition to what they called the transformation of the Crimean Peninsula into a Russia military base, Interfax reported.

    “We discussed in detail the situation in the occupied Crimea, and consider it unacceptable that, as a result of the temporary occupation of the Crimea, it has in fact turned into a military base,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated at a press conference in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

  • Ukrainian Justice Minister: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada is ready to sue Russia over Crimea

    The Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, claims that lawyers among the Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada have expressed readiness to support Ukraine in litigation efforts against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea, as discussed by Petrenko with UKRINFORM at the end of his visit to Canada.

    "The topic of Crimea was raised by our community. They have created the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers, including leading experts and lawyers from both Canada and the United States.  They were …

  • State Emergency Service of Ukraine counts more than 1 million internally displaced persons in the country

    As of March 6, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) has counted over 1 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine, including the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, according to the message of the state agency.

    "Since the start of anti-terrorist operations on the East of Ukraine, 1,018,484 people including 996,553 from Donetsk and Luhansk regions, 21,931 people from Crimea and Sevastopol have been resettled," the ESS reported. Those registered among displaced people from …

  • Mayor of Nice to visit Yalta

    The Mayor’s office of Nice, France reported that the city Mayor, Christian Estrosi, is planning to make a friendly visit to Yalta in the second half of May. It was also mentioned in the statement made by the Mayor’s Office to Krym.Realii that cooperation between the two cities in the areas of economy, culture, tourism, healthcare, sports and education is expected.

    The press service of the Mayor’s Office of Nice explained that the signing of the memorandum of cooperation and friendly relations …

  • Russia continues to build its military presence in the Black Sea

    The Russian Navy plans to bolster its presence in the Crimea by transferring several Sukhoi Su-30sm jets and other pieces of military equipment to the annexed peninsula, as reported by TASS.

    According to a representative of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet (BSF), Vyacheslav Trukhachev, 8 Su-30s were recently deployed to the Crimea, and several more aircraft of this type will be sent to the peninsula this year.

    As stated by Trukhachev, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the …