Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukraine issues seizure orders for 50 ships for entering Crimea

    Ukraine has issued seizure orders for 50 ships which entered the ports of Russia-annexed Crimea, said the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office for Crimea and Sevastopol, as cited by Radio Liberty.

    "Currently, the court has issued seizure warrants for 50 infringing vessels, 11 of them entered the closed ports of temporarily occupied Crimea under the Russian flag. Measures are being taken to establish the location of these ships in order to enforce the court ruling," the prosecutor's office said.

    The …

  • Crimean authorities sound alarm about water shortage on peninsula

    Igor Danilovich, director of government-owned facility company Voda Kryma (Water of Crimea), said that this year’s drought in Crimea exceeded all forecasts and there is very little water left in reservoirs that supply Simferopol.

    "To date, the main sources of water supply to Simferopol are natural water reservoirs. These are Ayansk, Simferopol and Partizanskoye reservoirs. This is just for information. Today, with the projected volume of 36 million for Simferopol reservoir, there is only 4, 900 …

  • Ukraine issues seizure orders for 44 more Russian planes because of flights to Crimea

    Ukraine has issued seizure orders for another 44 Russian airliners because of flights to annexed Crimea. “The aircraft violated the order of entry/exit to the occupied peninsula and the rules of international flights,” the Ukrainian prosecutor's office for Crimea and Sevastopol said in a statement.

    To date, Ukrainian law enforcement officers are investigating violations of international flight rules by foreign airlines' officials and violation of the order of “entry into and out of the …

  • Kyiv: water is the only leverage Ukraine has to retake control of Crimea

    Permanent representative of the Ukrainian President for Crimea Anton Korinevich said that water resources is the only leverage that Ukraine has which will allow it to retake control of Crimea. He believes that this opportunity should not be discounted, and the President's team is not going to do it, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    In his opinion, it is the water crisis in Crimea that will allow Kyiv to accelerate the “de-occupation of the peninsula”.

    According to Korinevich, Ukraine closely monitors the …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Donbas and Crimea are obstacles to Ukraine’s accession to NATO

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius believes that the obstacle to Ukraine's accession to NATO is not only the conflict in the Donbas, but also the Russian annexation of Crimea.

    "Of course, the current situation, the war with Russia, is not playing in your favor. NATO's rules are such that the Alliance will not invite a state on whose borders there is a war, regardless of who is the aggressor and who is the victim," Linkevicius said in an interview with Evropeyskaya Pravda.

    According …

  • Kremlin promises to solve Crimea’s fresh water shortage

    The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia would provide the annexed Crimea with drinking water without Ukraine's participation, TASS reports.

    According to Peskov, "Ukraine has ruled out negotiations with Russia to provide Crimea with water."

    "Russia is a powerful country, it is able to provide Crimea with water without Ukraine, which will be done so that it will not depend on this tap," Peskov said.

    At the same time, he stressed that the water  situation on …

  • Ukrainian President: those who surrendered Crimea to Russia must be held accountable

    Ukrainian statesmen, who surrendered Crimea to Russia without a fight in 2014, must be held accountable, stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the annual address to the Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to the President, Ukraine is building a strong army, which will not allow the enemy to encroach on territorial integrity or take away part of the territories without a single shot, as it was in 2014 in Crimea.

    The President stressed that those politicians who …

  • Ukraine to build two naval bases on Black Sea

    During the annual address to the Parliament, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine begins construction of two new naval bases to protect the Black Sea region.

    "We are starting to build two state-owned Ukrainian naval bases to protect the Black Sea region," said Zelensky, without specifying the location of these bases.

    The Ukrainian President also said that modernization of the frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy, the preparation of Centaur amphibious assault boats and the …

  • Russia warns Turkey against joining ‘anti-Crimea coalition’ with Ukraine

    Turkey will make a mistake if it joins the "Crimean Platform" at the suggestion of Ukraine, the head of the Crimean Parliament's Committee on People's Diplomacy and International Relations Yuri Gempel told RIA Novosti.

    "If Turkey actually joins the so-called Kyiv project "Crimean Platform", which is essentially an anti-Kremlin alliance hostile to the Crimeans, it will make a serious strategic mistake," Gempel said.

    According to Gempel, Turkey could lose a reliable ally in the face of Russia, …

  • Russia's attempt to induce artificial rain over Crimea fails

    After Russia's annexation of Crimea, the peninsula's water supply became a serious problem, especially during the dry seasons. This year, many artificial freshwater reservoirs have dried out in Crimea, and in many reservoirs water levels decreased to 37%. Many city administrations have introduced an hourly water supply schedules for the residents.

    To solve the problem of fresh water, the Russian authorities decided to resort to artificially increasing precipitation from the clouds. The Russian …