Contents tagged with Kerch Bridge

  • Kyiv: Russia has detained 22 people on suspicion of blowing up Crimean Bridge

    Russian authorities detained 22 people who they believe were involved in blowing up the Crimean bridge across the Kerch Strait, said the acting head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Malyuk in an interview with the 1+1 TV channel.

    "Regarding the Crimean Bridge. In accordance with the norms of international law, the norms of the current legislation of Ukraine, the customs and traditions of warfare and based on the analysis of the operational situation, we are simply obliged to cut …

  • Russian authorities scrambling to calm panic in Crimea after explosion on Kerch Bridge

    The authorities of the annexed Crimea make contradictory statements all morning following the explosions and destruction of the Crimean Bridge. First, the Ministry of Transport of Russia reported that the Kerch ferry crossing resumed its work and the first ferry was already being loaded, three more were preparing to leave. Later, the Russian state new agency TASS reported, citing local authorities, that the ferry would not be launched due to weather conditions.

    At the same time, the acting …

  • Ukrainian General: liberation of Crimea and destruction of Kerch Bridge are inevitable

    Ukraine must destroy the Kerch Bridge and liberate the occupied Crimea to prevent the war from dragging off for several years, said in an interview with Apostrophe Major General Dmitry Marchenko, who was in charge of the defense of Mykolaiv in the first months of the war.

    According to him, the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the liberation of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, as well as the Crimea, are inevitable.

    "But we must understand that this is a complex of steps, not …

  • 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 …

  • Ukraine calls on PACE to adopt ‘Azov sanctions package’ against Russia

    Ukraine calls on European partners to increase pressure on Russia and adopt the "Azov sanctions package" for seizing Ukrainian sailors in the Kerch Strait, said Iryna Herashchenko, the First Vice-Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada during a speech at the PACE.

    “The Russian Federation has violated at least five articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. We urge our European partners to introduce new sanctions, namely the “Azov sanctions package” against the Russian Federation and the …

  • Dzhemilev: Turkey fights for the release of Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia

    Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev said in an interview with Ukrinform that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed the Turkish Foreign Minister to press Russia about the recent Kerch Strait issues. 

    "Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that President Erdogan instructed him to raise on all platforms the issue of free navigation through the Kerch Strait and the need to return our captured ships," said Dzhemilev. 

    Dzhemilev said the question about the imprisoned sailors’  …

  • Ukraine introduces sanctions against Russian archaeologists because of excavations in Crimea

    On December 27th, the Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Vadym Chernysh stated that Ukraine is imposing sanctions on Russian archaeologists who “illegally carried out excavations” in the annexed Crimea. 

    According to him, this will create a “negative image among organizations that work with them.” 

    “Ukraine applies sanctions not only to Russian politicians and businessmen. The list includes archaeologists who illegally excavated in the …

  • Kremlin considers Crimean train carriages unfit for Kerch Bridge

    At a meeting in Simferopol, Russian Presidential Aide Igor Levitin has demanded that the fleet of passenger railway carriages in annexed Crimea be upgraded before the opening of the railway portion of the Kerch Bridge.

    “Out of 20 instructions, four still need to be carried out. One of them is to upgrade the fleet of passenger carriages on the Crimean Railway by 2020. We need to calculate how much rolling stock is needed in connection with the launch of railway traffic on the bridge,” TASS …

  • Ukraine promises Russia severe retribution for Kerch Bridge

    The Ukrainian government is pushing for sanctions to be placed on Russia’s Black Sea ports in response to Russia’s blockade of the Sea of Azov, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan said in a broadcast of the TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    “We are negotiating with our European and American partners in order to have the corresponding sanctions placed on Russia’s Black Sea ports due to the blockade of the Sea of Azov and the Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov,” the minister said.

    He …

  • Russia preparing to install the second arch of the Kerch Bridge

    In the Kerch Strait, shipping will be restricted during the installation of the second arch for the bridge to the Crimea. Shipping in the bridge construction area will be limited from October 11th to 14th, according to the press service of the Crimean Bridge project.

    It was noted that on Wednesday, October 11th, a maritime operation would begin to transport and install the second road arch of the Kerch Bridge.

    "Restrictions are connected with the transportation and lifting of the road arch to …