Contents tagged with crimea

  • Russian aviation prepares for military parade in Crimea despite COVID-19 pandemic

    The Russian army continues to prepare for a military parade on May 9 in annexed Crimea, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

    According to the website of the Russian Defense Ministry, crews of aircraft and helicopters of naval aviation and air defense of the Russian Black Sea Fleet have begun to prepare flight shifts for the air part of the parade.

    "During the first stage of training, pilots practice flying in pairs. Crews of aircraft and helicopters conduct training on keeping the interval …

  • 10,000 land plots owned by Ukrainians in Crimea fall under Putin's decree banning ‘foreign’ ownership

    In the annexed Crimea, 9,747 plots of land in the "border territories of Russia" belong to the citizens of Ukraine, reported RosReestr (The Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadaster and Cartography).

    Their owners will be required to sell them to Russian citizens or Russian companies, or they can be bought by Russian government.

    "According to RosReestr, more than 11,500 plots of land in Crimea in the border territories of Russia belong to foreigners. This list did not include …

  • France condemns conscription of Crimeans into Russian army and Putin's decree on land in Crimea

    The French Embassy in Ukraine condemns the conscription of Crimean residents into the Russian army and the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin banning "foreigners" from owning land in the "border territories of Russia" in the annexed Crimea, stated the French Embassy in Ukraine on Twitter.

    "These two measures (forced conscription and prohibition of foreigners to own land in Crimea), adopted by the Russian authorities  in a matter of several days, perfectly illustrate the strategy of …

  • Crews of 2 Russian warships quarantined after returning from Syria

    Crews of two Russian warships, the frigate Admiral Makarov and the frigate Admiral Essen, which arrived in Crimea, will be placed on two weeks quarantine. These are about 400 sailors who have just returned from Syria.

    "The frigates Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen have returned to Sevastopol after a long voyage in the Mediterranean Sea but are not yet allowed to enter the bay. The command of the Black Sea Fleet ordered the sailors, who came into contact with foreign nationals during the …

  • Russia conducts tank drills in annexed Crimea

    Russian troops are conducting exercises involving tank units in annexed Crimea.

    Exercises of the coastal defense units and marine corps of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are held at the Opuk, Angar and Kozachiy training ranges, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    The exercises involve firing drills from T-72B3 tanks and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers . According to the Russian Defense Ministry, 40 armored vehicles were brought to the firing ranges.

    It is reported that Russian tankers have …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Russian special services tried to recruit high-ranking Ukrainian Navy officer

    The Russian Federal Security Service tried to recruit a Ukrainian serviceman with access to classified defense information, reported the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

    Law enforcement officers recorded the fact that the Officer of the Ukrainian Navy has been maintaining constant contacts with the personnel of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

    "Among them, in particular, traitors, former SBU servicemen Andrei Gaponenko, Pyotr Zima, Dmitry Pilipchenko, who in 2 …

  • Kremlin bans foreigners from owning land in Crimea

    The Russian authorities have banned foreign nationals from owning land in most of Crimea and Sevastopol, repots Kommersant.

    In 2011, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a list of the country's border territories where foreign nationals are prohibited from owning land. On March 20, 2020, Putin signed a decree to amend it, and to list most of the territories of Crimea and Sevastopol.

    From now on, foreigners are forbidden to own land in Yalta, Saki, Sudak, Alushta, Dzhankoi, Armiansk, …

  • Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashes in Black Sea

    On March 25, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashed in the Black Sea off the Crimean coast, reported the TV channel "Crimea 24" with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to the Russian news agency TASS, the Su-27 disappeared from radar screens 50 km from the city of Feodosia.

    "The Su-27 fighter jet disappeared from the control screens during the scheduled flights on March 25, at about 20:10, over the Black Sea,50 km from Feodosia. At 20:11 the signal of an emergency beacon in the …

  • Russia opens new criminal case against the head of Crimean Tatar People Mejlis Refat Chubarov

    The Russian Investigative Committee opened a new criminal case against the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, former Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov.

    This information about the criminal case has been published on the Russian Investigative Committee’s website .

    Chubarov is charged with "organizing mass riots accompanied by violence" (v.1 art. 212 of the Russian Criminal Code) on February 26, 2014.

    Then about 7-8 thousand residents of the peninsula gathered for a rally for a united …

  • Ukraine protests about Putin's visit to Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issued a statement after the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Crimea, where he presented awards to the builders of the Crimean Bridge.

    "In connection with Putin's visit to Crimea and Sevastopol, the Russian Foreign Ministry received a note of protest," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said. The Ministry called the Russian president's visit to the peninsula a "gross violation of the territorial integrity" of Ukraine and said Russia disregarded …