Contents tagged with crimea

  • Aksyonov accuses the US of organizing water blockade of Crimea

    Sergey Aksyonov, head of the annexed Crimea, wrote on Facebook that the water blockade of the Crimean peninsula is part of the West’s anti-Russia strategy.

    “Ukraine’s policy is not determined in Kyiv, but in Washington and other western capitals. The water blockade of Crimea is part of the West’s anti-Russia strategy. That’s why, regardless of the reasons given by Ukrainian officials, the decision to end or to continue the blockade will be made far from the banks of the Dnieper,” he wrote. …

  • Crimean authorities intend to ask Ukraine to start supplying water from Dnieper

    The authorities of Russia-annexed Crimea intend to ask Russia to negotiate with Ukraine to let water from the Dnieper river into the peninsula.

    The idea was proposed by Georgy Muradov, “Vice Chair of the Council of Ministers and Crimea’s Permanent Representative to the Russian President”.

    “We would like to ask for help to start sounding out, perhaps, a negotiation process with Ukraine so that they let our water into Crimea. It’s not the water of the Dnieper river, which belongs to Ukraine, it’ …

  • Crimean authorities consider using cryptocurrency instead of US dollars

    The Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers, Georgy Muradov, said that Crimean authorities appealed to the General Director of the Russian Agency for Strategic Initiatives Svetlana Chupsheva with a request to support the initiative for the creation of a regional experimental cryptocurrency platform, reports finanz.ru.

    On April 19, advisor to the Russian President Sergey Glazyev proposed to introduce digital money technologies in the Crimea to reduce cross-border restrictions and …

  • Ukrainian Naval aviation conducts exercises over the Black Sea

    Naval aviation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces completed exercises over the Black Sea, reports ArmyInfo (information Agency of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry).

    Naval aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine completed tactical flight exercises with different scenarios to support the Navy operations. Personnel of the brigade, Mi-14 and Ka-27 helicopters, as well as An-26 aircraft, participated in the maneuvers.

    The division of the communications and electronic security battalion completed the …

  • Double agent of Ukrainian Security Service evacuated from DPR

    A double agent recruited by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) who worked in the Military Prosecution Office of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has been evacuated from the occupied territory, the Ukrainian Military Portal reports, citing materials from the Facts of the Week program.

    The double agent Serhiy Lukyanenko had already provided the SBU with important information about Ukrainian hostages and the presence of Russian military personnel in the temporarily occupied territory. …

  • Crimea authorities hope the air traffic with Ukraine will resume

    Chairman of the Committee of the Parliament of Crimea on health-resort complex and tourism Alexey Chernyak said that the Crimean airport is ready to accept the flights from Ukraine.

    According to him, the resumption of air traffic, that stopped in October 2015, is primarily beneficial to Ukraine itself.

    He also expressed the opinion that the Crimean resorts are still top-rated among Ukrainians who would like to see the air transport issue to be resolved.

    "Our airport is ready to receive …

  • Two American aircraft conduct reconnaissance flights off the Crimean coast

    On Saturday, July 27, two U.S. planes conducted reconnaissance off the coast of the annexed Crimea, as reported by the air traffic monitoring service PlaneRadar.

    "A patrol anti-submarine aircraft Boeing P-8A with a tail number 169004 flew from Sigonella Air Base in Sicily, Italy. It began cruising along the Black Sea coast of Crimea," the statement reads.

    Also, at about noon, a U.S. Navy Lockheed EP-3E Orion (Aries II) electronic reconnaissance aircraft with the tail number 156511 took off …

  • Russia to build new detention center in annexed Crimea

    Russia plans to build a new detention center for 1.5 inmates in the annexed Crimea. According to the data published on the Russian website of Government procurement, the prison will be built in the Simferopol area in two steps, reports Krym.Realii news outlet.

    First, a facility for 1 thousand inmates with an area of about 40.8 thousand square meters will be built, and then the second facility for 500 inmates, with an approximate area of about 13.6 thousand square meters.

    According to public …

  • Latvia blocks Kremlin-linked website because of threat to Ukraine's sovereignty

    Latvian domain administrator blocked the bestnews.lv website that is associated with the Russia Today news agency, reports RIA Novosti news outlet.

    Latvian national domain registrar explained its decision referring to the requirement of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, which said that baltnews.lv news outlet violates the decision of the European Union of March 17, 2014, on sanctions against Russia because of the annexation of Crimea.

    "Registration of baltnews.lv is a violation of the provisions …

  • Ukraine releases sailors from captured Russian tanker

    Russian Embassy in Kyiv stated that crew members of the Russian ship NEYMA that were detained by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in the port of Izmail have been released, reports RIA Novosti news agency. At the same time, the tanker remains under arrest.

    The sailors were released with obligation to appear for questioning. They are currently considered to be witnesses in the case, reports strana.ua news outlet.

    As previously reported, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) together with …