Contents tagged with crimea

  • EU imposes sanctions on 8 more individuals responsible for annexation of Crimea

    The European Council has imposed sanctions on 8 more people responsible for Russia's annexation of Crimea.

    "The persons added to the EU sanctions list include law enforcement officials - judges, prosecutors and security officers - responsible for enforcing Russian law in the illegally-annexed Crimea and Sevastopol. Those individuals have taken biased decisions in politically-motivated cases, and prosecuted or oppressed opponents of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol," reads the …

  • EU preparing to establish a new military training base in Ukraine

    A military training base of the European Union may soon be established in Ukraine, reports the German newspaper Welt, citing internal documents of the European External Action Service (EEAS).

    The base will provide military training for Ukrainian military personnel amid Russia's "ongoing escalation" on Ukrainian borders.

    In August, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia had amassed a combat-ready military group of about 100,000 troops near Ukraine.

    Welt noted that the …

  • Ukrainian military commander: Russia can attack Ukraine in the south at any time

    Russia can go on the offensive in the south of Ukraine at any time. But today there are no immediate signs of such an offensive, said the commander of the Joint Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

    "Military threats from the Russian Federation in the south of Ukraine are only growing every year. We cannot say that there are immediate signs that the Russian Federation will begin military aggression in the near future. However, …

  • Kyiv: U.S. will take part in Donbas negotiations

    The United States will participate in the Donbas settlement process and in the issue of Crimea, said Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanyshyn. She noted that now the talks will take place not only within the Normandy format, but also in a broader format, which will include the United States. "

    "I cannot disclose the details of the proposals. But I can confirm that the United States sees its key role in resolving the conflict in the Donbas and …

  • Crimean Platform International Summit begins in Kyiv

    On Monday, August 23, the Crimean Platform international summit started in Kyiv. Its main purpose is to coordinate international efforts to bring the annexed Crimea back to Ukraine.

    The summit is attended by representatives of all EU countries, the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Turkey, Georgia, Moldova, more than 40 states in total, as well as representatives of the EU and NATO. As a result of the summit, a declaration will be adopted, the participants of which …

  • Lukashenko refuses to recognize Crimea as Russian

    Belarus does not recognize the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation until all Russian oligarchs do it, said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

    During the "Big Conversation" with journalists, Lukashenka recalled the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, which guaranteed Ukraine territorial integrity within the borders at the time of withdrawal from the USSR in exchange for giving up nuclear weapons.

    The document was signed by Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Kuchma, Bill Clinton and the then …

  • Russia invites Lukashenko to visit Crimea

    “Crimea is ready to welcome the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko”, said the head of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, on his VKontakte page.

    "When our president and foreign ministry agree on the visit of the Belarusian leader, we will be happy to welcome Alexander Grigoryevich in Crimea," Aksyonov wrote.

    Aksyonov called Belarus the "closest" and "brotherly" country. The head of annexed Crimea expressed confidence that Lukashenko, as well as all other Belarusian citizens, will feel at home in …

  • Kyiv: Russia, fearing Sea Breeze–2021 exercises, has sent its entire Black Sea Fleet to the area

    Russia, fearful of Sea Breeze–2021 exercises, has sent its entire Black Sea Fleet to the area, reported the press service of the General Intelligence Directorate of Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "We see that to monitor the exercises, Russia has sent all the ships to the area, which are now not performing their usual tasks. The aggressor country is trying to demonstrate that it is ready to defend its interests by military force. But Russia clearly lacks the strength and resources in the Black Sea, …

  • Putin approves decree allowing Russian military to block Kerch Strait

    In a decree published on the Kremlin’s website, Russian President Vladimir Putin has allowed the Russian military to block the territories and waters around protected facilities to stop attempts of illegal infiltration.

    The explanatory note to the document says that the Russian National Guard protects the waters of the Kerch Strait, the bridge over it and the water area around the Russian power grid link with Crimea.

    In addition, according to Putin's decree, the military can cordon these …

  • Russian submarine begins drills in Black Sea amid Sea Breeze multinational exercises

    The Russian diesel submarine Kolpino, which can carry Kalibr cruise missiles, began the exercises in the Black Sea amid the international military maneuvers Sea Breeze 2021, which are headed by Ukraine and the United States and attended by other NATO members and their partners.

    "During the complex exercise, the submariners worked out algorithms for the management of the submarine during both regular and emergency surfacing and submerging, performed submerging to different depths with a maximum …