Contents tagged with crimea

  • NATO: Alliance exercises in Baltic are not directed against third countries

    NATO's large-scale naval military exercises in the Baltic sea named BALTOPS-2019 that have started on Sunday, "are not directed against third countries," said the official representative of the Alliance Oana Lungescu.

    Russia is the only country in the Baltic region that does not participate in these maneuvers. Two other vital Baltic states, Sweden and Finland, who are not members of NATO, also participate in the exercises as partners.

    "The Baltic sea has strategic importance for the Alliance. …

  • EU intends to renew sanctions against Russia

    The European Union is committed to renewing economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for its aggression against Ukraine, stated the Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defense Policy and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service, Pedro Serrano during a security forum in Washington.

    “The European Union is firmly committed to supporting Ukraine’s territorial integrity. We support Ukraine politically and economically, including support by upholding sanctions ( …

  • Ukraine asks Google not to block the content of the Crimean Tatar TV channel

    The Ukrainian National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting appealed to Google Corporation with a request to stop blocking of broadcasting on YouTube of materials of the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR, reports the press service of the National Council.

    Earlier, YouTube asked to remove some programs of the channel after the complaint of the Russin media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, which claims that the posted materials violate Russian legislation on the information.

    "The National Council in …

  • Lithuania recognizes deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 as genocide

    The Lithuanian Seimas acknowledged the crimes committed by the Soviet Union against the Crimean Tatars in 1944 and called on the international community to stand by the Crimean Tatars and continue the policy of treating Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian Crimea as illegitimate, reported the press service of the Seimas reported .

    According to the resolution adopted on June 6, “The Seimas condemns the eradication and deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland, the Crimean …

  • Kremlin accuses Ankara of anti-Russian actions after events to mark the 75th anniversary of Crimean Tatars deportation take place in Turkey

    The Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova said that the events in Turkey dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea by the Soviet authorities and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian war were "anti-Russian."

    "In May, Turkey hosted a series of events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian …

  • Russia appeals arbitration court’s Crimean assets ruling in favor of Ukraine

    Russia has appealed the International Court of Arbitration’s ruling in favor of the Ukrainian companies Ukrnafta, Stabil, and others, concerning Crimean assets, the Russian Justice Ministry reported.

    The appeal was submitted on 27 May to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

    “Firstly, the arbitrators ruled in favor of the plaintiffs without having established that the Crimean peninsula is Russia’s sovereign territory. Nevertheless, the tribunal concluded that Russia is responsible according to the …

  • PACE moves toward reinstating Russia’s delegation

    During a session in Paris on 3 July, the Committee on Rules of Procedure of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) accepted a draft resolution titled “Strengthening the decision-making process of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning credentials and voting”. If the PACE members support the resolution on 24 June during the summer session in Strasbourg, the Russian delegation to the assembly could be unconditionally reinstated.

    Russia was deprived of its right to vote in PACE  …

  • Russia wants to estimate ‘damage to the Crimea’ between 1991 to 2014

    A tender for the so-called study to "assess the damage" caused to the Crimea during the period from 1991 to 2014, when the annexed Peninsula was under the control of Ukraine, was published on the Russian Procurement webpage, reports Krym.Realii.

    The initial cost of the study is 10 million Russian rubles (more than 150 thousand dollars).

    The commissioner of the study is the State Duma of Russia (Russian Parliament). The purpose of the study is "a comparison of socio-economic and legislative …

  • Kyiv calls on international community to increase pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin reported on his Twitter that the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine "submitted a request and called on all Foreign Ministers from the friendly and partner countries to put pressure on Russia to implement the decision of the International Tribunal in Hamburg." Earlier International Tribunal ordered Russian authorities to release Ukrainian sailors.

    Klimkin believes that Ukraine should do "everything possible through political channels and National Maritime …

  • Kyiv: the US considers making Ukraine its chief military and political ally outside of NATO

    A new bill submitted to US Congress’s House of Representatives proposes to give Ukraine the status of the US’s chief military and political ally outside of NATO, the Ukrainian Embassy to Washington said in a Facebook post. The status will be in effect until Ukraine joins NATO, and will facilitate the procedure for the US to give defense assistance to Ukraine.

    The bill is titled “To provide support to Ukraine to defend its independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, and for other …