Contents tagged with crimea

  • Russia demands that Apple display annexed Crimea as Russian territory on its maps

    The Russian State Duma instructed the National Security and Corruption committee and Information Policy, IT and Communications Committee to find out why annexed Sevastopol is shown on Apple’s maps as Ukrainian territory. 

    State Duma committees have been requested to send a request to the State Prosecutor General’s Office to “prevent Apple’s violation of the Russian Constitution.” The request stated that "the Maps application on Apple’s smartphones display Sevastopol as Ukrainian territory," …

  • European Court of Human Rights to start hearings on Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia in the end of February

    In 2019, the European Court of Human Rights will consider 5 lawsuits submitted by Ukraine against Russia for "aggression in the Crimea and the Donbas", Ukrainian Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko announced. 

    “First hearings on a case of Ukraine against Russia on human rights violations in the Crimea will take place in the ECHR on February 27,” Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko wrote on Facebook. 

    According to Rozenko, the claims about human rights violations in the Crimea, …

  • Kremlin complains German representatives refused to attend the conference in Russia because of participants from Crimea

    German representatives refused to participate in the fifth meeting of the heads of Russian and German educational and research organizations that should have taken place in Kazan on February 4 to 6, reported the Russian Foreign Ministry. 

    The Ministry noted that the German representatives objected to the participation of the Crimean Federal University’s Principal, Andrei Falaleev at the conference. 

    “Just a week before the forum, German Foreign Ministry and the conference of principals of …

  • Ukrainian border guards built observation towers on the Azov Sea coast

    The State Border Guard Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine prepared a set of measures aimed at strengthening military positions in the Black and Azov Seas. The head of the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service, Petro Tsyhykal, told the Ukrainian Channel 5  that the border guards had already erected five observation towers on the coast of the Sea of Azov, which will soon be equipped with the necessary means of audiovisual control.

    “Now five towers have already been built on …

  • Russia opens a military center for schoolchildren in annexed Sevastopol

    The Russian military has opened a center in Sevastopol where they will teach schoolchildren how to handle weapons, reports news website Krym.Realii.

    According to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense "the military-patriotic center was established in accordance with the Ministry’s decision" on the base of the city’s House of Officers. The center was named the “House of Unarmia (the Youth Army)”.

    “Schoolchildren of Sevastopol, who joined the Unarmia movement, will receive the …

  • Russian landing ship conducts combat shooting drills in the Black Sea

    The crew of the large landing ship Caesar Kunikov of the Russian Black Sea Fleet carried out an artillery firing at the coastal, sea and air targets in one of the Black Sea training ranges, reports "Krym.Realii" news site with reference to the Russian Black Sea Fleet press service. 

    It is noted that the shooting took place in accordance with the combat training plan. 

    “When practicing combat actions to support naval forces during a landing on the coast, the ship crew performed firing from an …

  • Anniversary of Crimea's annexation will be celebrated for three days in Moscow

    The fifth anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea will be celebrated in Moscow with a three-day festival called the “Crimean Spring,” reported the website of Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin. According to the information provided on the website, the festival will take place from March 16 to 18. Other details, including the schedule and places of the events are not specified.

    Earlier, the Crimean authorities subordinate to the Kremlin published the plan of the events devoted to the celebration. …

  • German warship to enter Black Sea for NATO mission

    The Werra, a replenishment ship belonging to the German Navy, will travel to the Black Sea in February as part of a permanent NATO anti-mine group. The naval vessel will visit two Bulgarian ports, Burgas and Varna,  Deutsche Welle reports citing a spokesperson for Germany’s Defense Ministry.

    According to the source, the transfer has been planned for a long time. “There is no plan to deploy other German naval vessels in the Black Sea,” the spokesperson noted.

    After Russian special forces  …

  • US Intelligence dismisses possibility of large-scale Russian attack against Ukraine

    American Intelligence believes that a large-scale attack by Russia against Ukraine in 2019 is "operationally possible but not likely,” stated Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats during a hearing at the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Voice of America reported. 

    "We assess that a major offensive by either Ukraine or Russian proxy forces is operationally feasible but unlikely in 2019,” Coats stated. US intelligence services foresee increased tensions in the Black Sea and …

  • Ukrainian Supreme Court allows seizing Russian banks assets to recover losses in Crimea

    The Supreme Court of Ukraine allowed seizing shares of Russian financial institutions as compensation for the annexation of the Crimea, the press service of the Court reported. 

    In July last year, eighteen legal entities and one individual applied to the Kyiv Court of Appeals with the request to recognize and to grant permission for the implementation of the decision made by the International Court of Arbitration at the Hague. 

    According to the application, debtor banks hold some property in …