Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky has three main steps planned for ‘de-occupation’ of Crimea

    Anton Korynevych, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s permanent representative to Crimea, named three primary steps that will be taken towards the restoration of the annexed peninsula to Ukraine, reports UNIAN news agency. In particular, there are laws that are important to Crimeans which need to be drafted.

    “We are really trying to become the organ that drafts the bills that are necessary for Crimea and Crimeans. Some initial work has already been done. We look forward to distributing it, …

  • Kyiv: War with Russia will end after reparation has been paid and Crimea returned

    The Russian-Ukrainian war will end once the aggressor-state returns all of the occupied territories, including Crimea, and pays reparation, said Dmitry Kuleba, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, as cited by RBC-Ukraine.

    The vice prime minister said that the full extent of the damage caused by Russia’s invasion of the Donbas has not yet been determined.

    “Factories there have been ripped apart and taken away, mines there have been flooded, and if there is …

  • Ukraine unveils warhead of Crimean Bridge ‘destroyer’ missile

    Ukraine has unveiled the warhead of the self-guided “Neptune” missile, the Ukrainian publication Defense Express reports.

    The Neptune missile is anti-ship, subsonic and low-altitude, with a maximum range no greater than 300 km. Neptunes are designed to destroy land targets and ships with a displacement of less than 5,000 tons.

    The missile was developed on the basis of the Soviet-era X-35 missile by the Luch Design Bureau. It was first demonstrated in 2015 and first tested in 2016. In 2018 …

  • US Air Force strategic drone conducts reconnaissance near Crimea

    According to the data of the PlaneRadar air traffic monitoring service, a strategic drone RQ-4 Global Hawk of the US Air Force conducted a several hours long reconnaissance flight along the Black Sea coast of Crimea and Russia. At one point, the military drone approached the coast of Crimea at a distance of 25 km south of Sevastopol, where, according to sources, a division of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems is deployed.

    According to PlaneRadar, the drone took off from the Naval Air …

  • Russian authorities try to prevent 82 years old veteran of Crimean Tatar national movement from entering Crimea

    On November 8, the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov said that the Russian authorities of Crimea detained a veteran of the Crimean Tatar movement, 82-year-old Soviet dissident Ayshe Seitmuratova.

    According to Chubarov, Seitmuratova was detained at the Chaplynka border crossing , located on the administrative border between the mainland Ukraine and the annexed Crimea.

    "It has just become known that the Russian occupiers detained the legendary 82-year-old Ayshe …

  • NATO calls on Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

    Representatives of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian government in Kyiv on Thursday. The topics of the meeting included matters related to the NATO-Ukraine partnership, the situation in eastern Ukraine, and Russia’s significantly increased military presence in Crimea, which is “part of the larger model of Russia’s aggressive actions in the region”.

    In a statement, the NATO-Ukraine commission emphasizes the illegality …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is ready for negotiations on restoring its sovereignty over Crimea

    Ukraine's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Kateryna Zelenko said that Ukraine is ready for negotiations in any format on the restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty over the Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, annexed by Russia, reports Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    Ukrainian Spokesperson stressed that Russia had committed an international crime against Ukraine.

    "Once again, we remind Russia that, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Ukraine is a coastal State in the Black Sea, …

  • Paris court upholds decision to collect Ukrainian bank’s Crimea-related losses from Russia

    The Paris Court of Appeal has dismissed Russia’s attempts to suspend the execution of the International Court of Arbitration’s decision to award $1.3 billion in compensation to Ukraine’s Oschadbank for the expropriation of the bank’s assets in Crimea, reports the press service of the bank.

    Russia claims that the execution of the arbitration ruling in countries that protect government immunity to a lesser degree than France could be harmful to it. The judge dismissed Russia’s motion and …

  • Russia to conduct exercises of the Strategic Missile Forces

    The Russian Defense Ministry announced its intention to test Strategic Missile Forces during the three-day Grom-2019 military exercise.

    The exercises will involve the launch of ballistic and cruise missiles from land, sea, and air, and they will be held from 15 to 17 October. Twelve thousand troops, as well as ships, submarines, and fighter jets will participate in military drills.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the purpose of the exercise is to check the readiness of the Russian …

  • Russia’s new Niobium-SV radars to monitor Crimea and southern Russia

    The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to monitor the south of the country and the Crimean peninsula using the latest Niobium-SV radar stations, Izvestia reports, citing the military department.

    The Southern Military District’s aerial defense divisions are expected to receive the first such radars by the end of the year. The primary purpose of the new radars is to protect the southern part of the country and the Crimean peninsula against the possible threat posed by US aerial defense systems …