Contents tagged with crimea

  • Russian defense minister threatens to strike ‘decision making centers in Ukraine’ if Crimea is attacked

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu threatened to carry out strikes on "decision-making centers" in Ukraine, if the Ukrainian Armed Forces strike at the occupied Crimea, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "According to our information, the leadership of the armed forces of Ukraine plans to carry out strikes on the territory of the Russian Federation, including Crimea, using HIMARS and Storm Shadow missiles," Shoygu said during the meeting of Russian military …

  • Assistant to 'deputy prime minister' of the occupied Zaporizhzhia region injured in car explosion

    A car carrying an assistant to the "deputy prime minister" of the occupied Zaporizhzhia region, Vladimir Epifanov, exploded in Simferopol, reports the news outlet Baza. The explosion occurred on the Yevpatoria highway at 4am local time. The official and two other passengers suffered severe burns.

    According to Baza, a gas cylinder exploded in the car which was driven by Epifanov. There were also two more people in the car - the secretary and Epivanov’s security guard. All three received severe …

  • Massive fire erupts at an oil depot in Russia-occupied Sevastopol after Ukrainian drone attack

    An oil depot is on fire in Russia-occupied Sevastopol after an overnight drone attack, reported the so-called "governor" of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev.

    "A fuel tank is on fire in the area of Manganari Brothers Street in the Cossack Bay micro district. All the necessary emergency services are working in the area," Razvozhaev reported.

    According to Razvozhaev, the fire covered 1000 square meters and was the fourth rank of complexity. There are no casualties.

    "Since the volume of fuel is …

  • Head of Ukrainian Military Intelligence: Russia is prepared to lose Crimea

    The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Major General Kyrylo Budanov, said that Russian authorities are ready to lose Crimea.

    Earlier, Budanov predicted that in the coming months, Ukrainian troops would enter the territory of Crimea, which would begin its complete liberation from the Russians. He noted that no nuclear strike would happen in this case.

    The journalists asked Budanov why he was so optimistic, even though other Ukrainian officials do not …

  • Russia-occupied Sevastopol comes under drone attack

    The city of Sevastopol in the occupied Crimea was attacked by drones, according to residents and the so-called "governor" of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev.

    "Our fleet is now repelling an attack by surface drones on an external roadstead. All city services are operating in emergency mode," he wrote on Telegram.

    Local social network users published a video from Sevastopol showing the work of air defense and the sounds of explosions. According to the residents, windows were shattered in some …

  • The Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration orders Russia to pay $5 billion to Ukraine’s Naftogaz for assets seized in Crimea

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ordered Russia to pay the Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz $ 5 billion in compensation for the lost property in Crimea. This is the largest amount awarded by an International Arbitration Tribunal as compensation for Russia's expropriation of assets in Crimea. If the Russian Federation refuses to pay, the decision can be enforced, said the press service of Naftogaz.

    "These are the consequences of Russia's seizure of our assets in Crimea in 2014.  …

  • Head of Crimea Aksyonov: Russia is ready to defend the peninsula

    Crimea is ready for Ukraine's counteroffensive, there will be no catastrophe, said Russian head of the region Sergey Aksyonov. According to him, the armed forces of the Russian Federation have built a modern, "deeply layered defense. Much has been done and continues to be done to provide the defenders" of the peninsula with everything necessary.

    "It is impossible to underestimate the enemy, but we can definitely say that we are ready for this and there will be no catastrophe. I believe that …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will be ready for talks on Crimea after it regains control over all its territory

    Ukraine "will be ready" for negotiations on the status of Crimea only when it reaches the borders with the peninsula, that is, from the moment when it regains control over the territory occupied by Russia to the north of the Crimean peninsula, said the deputy head of Ukrainian presidential administration, Andriy Sibiga, in an interview with the Financial Times.

    "If we manage to achieve our strategic goals on the battlefield, and when we are on the administrative border with Crimea, we will be …

  • NATO believes main goal of Ukrainian counteroffensive will be to breach a land corridor to Crimea

    The NATO leadership believes that the main goal of the anticipated offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be to establish a corridor to the Crimean peninsula, reports Bild, citing one of NATO’s top officials.

    According to the official, leading NATO analysts suggest that a critical six-month in the war is approaching, and in May Western weapons will be used to drive the Russians out from the south and east of Ukraine. Ukrainian counteroffensive may begin in the spring or summer.

    At the …

  • Ukraine claims to have destroyed Russian Kalibr cruise missiles in overnight drone attack on Crimea

    On the evening of March 20, several explosions were heard in the city of Dzhankoy in the annexed Crimea. Later, power outage was reported in some areas of the city.

    The Russian authorities of the Crimea and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced the attack of several drones on the city. The drones were allegedly shot down, but their wreckage damaged a house and a store. One person was injured. The Crimean authorities claim that the drones targeted civilian objects. The …