• Ukrainian Ministry of Culture to issue an appeal to protect Lesya Ukrainka Museum in Crimea

    The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine intends to submit an appeal to international organizations for the immediate reopening of the Lesya Ukrainka Museum in Yalta, which was recently closed by Russian-Crimean authorities, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    According to a press release issued by the Ministry, the closing of the Museum is “a continuation of the aggressive policy of the Kremlin in relation to the history and culture of the Ukrainian people.”

    "It is obvious that the Kremlin's true …

  • SSU: 128 Ukrainian prisoners are being held in the Donbas and on Russian territory

    According to Yuriy Tandit, the Adviser to the Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), 128 Ukrainian prisoners are being held in the breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine and on Russian territory, as reported by UKRINFORM.

    "The list that we submitted (during the negotiations of the Trilateral Contact group in Minsk - Ed.) includes 128 names. It includes not only our people in Donetsk and Luhansk, but also those who are on the territory of Russia," Tandit said.

    He noted that women and …

  • Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: We will not discuss an exchange for Savchenko until a verdict has been reached

    On Saturday, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that the question of transferring Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine will not be discussed until after the court has made its decision.

    On the program "Vesti on Saturday with Sergey Brylev" on the TV channel Russia 1, Zakharova was asked to comment on the issue of a potential deal with Ukraine that would see the transfer of Savchenko and several other political prisoners currently being held in Russia.

    “This is not …

  • Russia plans to set up legal entity to circumvent sanctions against Crimea

    The Russian Federation plans to set up a legal entity to work with foreign companies in the Crimea. This will allow companies to do business in Crimea without fear of violating economic sanctions, as stated by the Russian-controlled head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, Krym.Realii reported.

    "The technicality of the arrangement provides for the creation of a legal entity within Russia that will work with foreign companies who wish to do business in Crimea,” said Aksyonov. He did not disclose …

  • Security Service of Ukraine summons leader of so-called LPR for questioning

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has called in the head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky, for questioning. According to the official notice, issued on Friday, March 11th, Plotnitsky must appear before investigators on March 17th for interrogation as he is believed to be a suspect in a number of crimes.

    The document notes that Plotnitsky has been incriminated in several crimes, including illegal imprisonment or kidnapping, the illegal movement of …