Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukraine to commemorate Day of Resistance to Occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol

    During the opening of the Age of Crimea 2020 forum, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine will have a new national date – the Day of Resistance to the Occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

    The head of state noted that on this date six years ago, the largest gathering in support of the integrity and unity of Ukraine was held in Simferopol.

    “In recognition of the bravery and heroism of all the rally’s participants, I am signing a decree today on the Day of Resistance to …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Serbian ambassador over ‘Russian’ Crimea representation at tourism fair in Belgrade

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has summoned Serbian Ambassador Aca Jovanovic in connection with the placement of the name and symbols of the so-called (Russian) Republic of Crimea at Russia’s stand at the International Tourism Fair in Belgrade.

    The Ukrainian foreign policy department expressed its profound concern to the ambassador, the ministry noted in a press release.

    “The Serbian ambassador’s attention was drawn to the inadmissibility of the Russian Federation’s attempts to legitimize in …

  • Hague Tribunal confirms its jurisdiction over Ukraine’s case against Russia on Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague has confirmed that it has jurisdiction to consider Ukraine’s case against Russia for Moscow’s violation of international law in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko.

    “The maritime law case is moving forward! The arbitration tribunal in the Hague has confirmed its jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit regarding the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, as well as the theft of our natural resources,” Prystaiko …

  • Ukraine's Naftogaz demands $8 billion from Russia for loss of Crimean assets

    The Ukrainian oil and gas company Naftogaz has responded to Russia’s counterclaim regarding the compensation amount for Naftogaz’s loss of assets in Crimea, the company announced on Twitter.

    According to Naftogaz’s statement, Russia filed a claim in December 2019.

    Naftogaz also confirmed the amount of damage compensation it is demanding – around $8 billion, a figure which includes net losses and interest.

    The company said in its tweet that the losses were caused by the illegal expropriation …

  • Putin not opposed to ‘commercial’ water deliveries to Crimea

    Russia is willing to consider the possibility of commercial water deliveries from mainland Ukraine to Russia-annexed Crimea, said Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, as cited by Interfax.

    Davyd Arakhamia, leader of Ukraine’s Servant of the People party, had recently suggested that Ukraine supply water to Crimea in exchange for concessions in the Donbas.

    However, Peskov remarked that Crimea cannot be the object of any exchanges, including concessions in negotiations on the Donbas.

    He …

  • Ukraine offers water for Crimea in exchange for Russia’s concessions in Donbas

    Ukraine could resume the water supply to Crimea in exchange for concessions in the negotiations on the Donbas, said Servant of the People party leader Davyd Arakhamia to the Verkhovna Rada, as broadcast by the TV channel Pryamiy.

    “If we give water to Crimea, we will have a big advantage in the negotiations on the Donbas – that’s my personal position, I’d consider it an adequate compromise,” said the MP. He said that Kyiv could send water to the occupied peninsula if the Russians “withdraw to …

  • Ukrainian President hopes U.S. will appoint special envoy for Donbas and Crimea

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes for a more active role of the United States in the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass and in the “de-occupation of Crimea”. During a briefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Kyiv, Zelensky noted that such participation of Washington can be strengthened by appointing a special envoy for Ukraine.

    "Today, I expressed the hope that the United States of America will be more involved in the processes of settlement in eastern Ukraine and …

  • PACE grants voting right to Russian delegates who supported annexation of Crimea

    The regulatory committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided to allow the Russian delegation to continue to operate without sanctions, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

    This decision brings to an end the consideration of the complaints initiated by the Latvian MP Marija Golubeva and supported by delegates from other countries. According to PACE regulations, if the committee dismisses an appeal on procedural grounds, it is automatically considered approved by the …

  • US expands Crimea-related sanctions against Russia

    The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced on January 29 that it would be imposing new sanctions on eight individuals and one company in response to Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine and its annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

    The announcement was published on the US Treasury Department’s website.

    “The treasury’s action, taken in close coordination with our international allies and partners, reiterates our unwavering support for restoring free and fair democratic …

  • Russia appoints new 'curator' of annexed Crimea

    Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has appointed a new “curator” of annexed Crimea. The task of “curating” the annexed Ukrainian peninsula will now fall to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, said Sergey Aksyonov, head of the occupation administration of Crimea, as cited by Interfax.

    “I spoke to Prime Minister Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin last week, and we agreed that the curator of the Republic of Crimea will be Marat Shakirzyanovich Khusnullin. The decision has been made, …