Contents tagged with crimea

  • Kyiv: Ukraine to reinforce its Azov Sea flotilla with American boats

    Two Island-class patrol boats given to Ukraine by the US will be rearmed and sent to the Sea of Azov, Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Chairwoman Iryna Herashchenko wrote on Facebook.

    “The US has given Ukraine two Island-class boats which will be fitted with weapons. They are ideally suited, among other things, to reinforcing Ukraine’s military presence in the Sea of Azov… They will serve our Navy for another 25-30 years, and will protect and patrol Ukrainian waters, even Ukrainian Crimea, I …

  • Kyiv discloses locations of Russian S-400 missile systems in the Crimea

    As of the end of September 2018, the Russian authorities in the Crimea have deployed anti-aircraft missile systems near Sevastopol, Feodosia and Yevpatoria, as stated on the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories.

    The anti-aircraft missile systems are equipped with two types of missiles: 48H6 and 40H6. The range of destruction is 250 km and 400 km, respectively. The missiles can hit targets at altitudes up to 60 km.

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Temporarily Occupied …

  • Russia allows its military to prevent foreign vessels from passing through the Kerch Strait

    The State Duma of Russia enacted a law that gives the National Guard of Russia the right to expel vessels from areas adjacent to the Crimean Bridge in the Kerch Strait, reported Interfax.

    “Currently the National Guard of Russia has the authority to inspect ships that violate maritime law regarding structures protected by the Russian Guard. However, the Russian Guard does not have the right to expel vessels from zones prohibiting shipments and to escort these ships to specific docking areas,” …

  • Ukrainian Police finds secret water pipeline running from Kherson region into Crimea

    Ukrainian law enforcement officers found a clandestine water pipeline running into annexed Crimea from the Kherson region, as reported on the website of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine. The water supply well was fifteen meters away from the boundary line. According to preliminary information, a concealed plastic pipe was laid before 2014 and leads to an industrial enterprise in the Crimea.

    "During the pre-trial investigation against CJSC Crimean Titan, two water supply wells in the …

  • Ukrainian President accuses Russia of planning to occupy the Azov Sea

    During his speech at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, September 26 in New York ,President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of trying to occupy the Azov Sea.

     “After the occupation of the Crimea, [Russia wants] to occupy the Azov Sea. They illegally built a bridge across the Kerch Strait,” stated the President of Ukraine.

    Poroshenko said that Russia hinders the navigation of Ukrainian and international vessels in the region. “Such illegal and serious …

  • Russia holds military exercises in Crimea

    The Russian military has held yet another round of military exercises in Crimea. Mi-8MPTR radio reconnaissance helicopters provided cover for S-400 Triumph anti-air missile systems and Pantsir-S missile launch systems during joint military exercises in Crimea, reported Vadim Astafyev, spokesman for Russia’s Southern Military District.

    “As part of joint tactical flight training of the aviation units and the anti-air defense divisions, pairs of Mi-8MPTR radio reconnaissance helicopters …

  • Ukraine to use trade port infrastructure for its naval base in the Azov Sea

    The new Ukrainian naval base that will be created in Berdyansk on the Azov Sea coast will initially use a trade port infrastructure instead of a strictly military one, stated People’s Deputy Ivan Vinnik, 112 Ukraine reports. He noted that the General Staff has already approved the deployment of the new base.

    “For now, a trade port infrastructure will be used but, in the future, it will develop for military use. Possibly, additional quays will also be constructed, etc.,” he said.

    Ukraine has …

  • Crimean Deputy Minister of Education denied entry to Switzerland

    The press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Russia reported that the so-called Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Youth of annexed Crimea, Aider Abliatypov was unable to obtain a visa to Switzerland.

    He had planned to participate in the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where he would talk about “the real picture of what is happening on the peninsula.” However, the authorities decided not to give him the visa.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia …

  • Russia to conduct large-scale military exercises in Crimea

    Russia plans to perform large military exercises in the annezed Crimea, stated the head of the Southern Military District’s press service of the Russian Federation, Vadim Astafyev.

    "More than 1,000 servicemen (4th Air Force and Air Defense Forces Army) will take part in the joint exercises. It will involve more than 50 long-range, operational-tactical, attack aircraft, including the A-50 long-range radar detection and control aircraft, supersonic the Tu-22M3 bomber, as well as about 10 Black …

  • Ukrainian Navy ships arrive in Berdyansk

    The search and rescue ship A500 Donbas and the tugboat A830 Korets recently arrived in the city of Berdyansk, Ukrainian Navy Representative Taras Chmut reported on social media. "Arrived! Congratulations to the fleet on an important event!" - wrote Chmut.

    Earlier, Ukraine’s online military news outlet reported that the boats arrived in Mariupol on the evening of September 24. Two small armored artillery boats, P177 Kremenchuk and P178 Lubny accompanied them.

    The Donbas and the Korets departed …