• Relatives say Crimean Tatars who were detained in Yalta were taken to the FSB

    On the morning of April 18th, in the village Krasnokamianka (Big Yalta), two local residents were detained - Refat Alimov and Arsen Dzhepparov. They are currently being interrogated by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in Simferopol.

    The relatives of the detainees said this to Krym.Realii, commenting on the situation.

    "At the moment, Refat Alimov’s relatives and I are near the FSB. At this time, we do not understand what is happening or what we should expect," the sister of Arsen …

  • Bellingcat: Ukrainian positions were attacked more than 300 times from Russian territory in 2014

    During the summer of 2014, Russia launched more than 300 attacks on Ukraine using Grad-type rocket launchers, according to the founder of the international investigative group, Bellingcat, Eliot Higgins.

    In an interview with German TV Channel ARD, he said, “We investigated the attacks on Ukraine during the summer of 2014. There was much evidence indicating that attacks were launched from the other side of the border, from Russia, but there was also a lack of evidence.”

    Higgins said that with …

  • Media: Russian planes violated Polish airspace

    According to Polish Radio, citing Gazeta Polska Codziennie, last week Russian planes violated Polish airspace.

    According to the publication, Russian Aerospace Force planes flew over the border separating the Kaliningrad region and the Province of Warmia and Mazury and flew several kilometers into Poland, Gazeta Polska Codziennie reported, citing information received from a witness, a Polish forester.

    "I was just in the forest, when three planes, in combat formation suddenly flew over my head. …

  • Putin and Poroshenko discuss possible prisoner exchange

    In a phone conversation on April 18th between the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko agreed to allow the Ukrainian consul general in Rostov to visit Nadiya Savchenko.

    On Poroshenko’s official website, he had urged Moscow to allow Ukrainian or German doctors to see the famous prisoner "due to the worsening health of Nadiya Savchenko." The parties have agreed "about the immediate admission of the consul general of Ukraine in Rostov to Nadiya Savchenko.”

    On …

  • Latvia finds Russian ships and submarines near its borders

    During the weekend and on Monday, the Armed Forces of Latvia repeatedly documented the presence of warships and submarines of the Russian Federation near the borders of the country. The National Armed Forces of Latvia said on Twitter that “a Russian Kilo-class submarine was discovered on the 18th of April, 2016 at the distance of 21 nautical miles from the border of Latvia.”On the day before, the Armed Forces recorded a sighting of a Russian Guard frigate in the exclusive economic zone of …