Contents tagged with Kerch Strait Bridge

  • Ukraine to initiate new wave of pressure on Russia to release captured sailors

    In the near future, Ukraine plans to initiate a new wave of pressure on Russia to release the sailors who were captured at the end of November 2018, retired Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told the “5 Channel” TV station in an interview.

    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has ordered Russia to immediately release the 24 Ukrainian sailors and the captured ships and to send the tribunal an initial report confirming its compliance by 25 June. The new wave of pressure will …

  • Spanish consul swims across Kerch Strait in violation of Ukraine's ban

    Spain’s Honorary Consul in Uzbekistan Alfonso Lopez Pandiella participated in the Russian X-Waters competition on June 1, swimming across the Kerch Strait from the Chushka Spit, in the Krasnodar Territory of Russia, to the Yeni-Kale fortress in Kerch, reported Radio Svoboda.

    Pandiella confirmed this fact to journalists but declined to comment on whether the organizers had warned him about the consequences of visiting the annexed Crimea.

    “I don’t know. No comment,” he said.

    The diplomat also …

  • Kremlin: Trains will start to run ahead of time on the Crimean bridge

    Railway traffic on the Crimean bridge will open ahead of schedule — in August-September 2019, reports RIA Novosti, referring to the statement of the Minister of Transport of Russia Yevgeny Dietrich.

    "With regards to specific schedule, we will reach the object and consider the details related to the construction more specifically, and then we will announce how early we can finish the work," the Minister said.

    Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the railway part of the Crimean …

  • Russia begins laying railway tracks on Crimean Bridge

    The Russian authorities in Crimea have begun laying railway tracks on the bridge that spans the Kerch Strait, the Russian media reports.

    Construction of the railway line on the bridge from from Crimea to Russia began in summer 2018, starting at Krasnodar Krai on the Russian side. Now the builders are moving towards each other from opposite ends. A track layer entered the bridge from the already constructed section of the railway approach, which is being built at the same time as the bridge. …

  • Ukrainian President: UN resolution on Crimea is a step towards the 'de-occupation' of the peninsula

    In a statement on his Facebook page, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the results of voting in the UN General Assembly on the resolution on the militarization of the Crimea and Sevastopol.

    “Today another important step has been taken towards the de-occupation of the Crimea. The resolution showed an unequivocal assessment of the world community about the continuing unlawful behavior of the Kremlin,” the president of Ukraine said.

    Poroshenko said that the support of the UN will be …

  • NATO condemns Kerch bridge construction

    The People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Iryna Friz, who heads Ukrainian delegation during the 64th session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Canada, announced on Facebook that the Committee on the Civilian Dimension of Security (CDS) of NATO unanimously condemned the construction of the Kerch Bridge.

    According to Friz, the resolution, which was introduced by the Ukrainian delegation to be added to the Lord Joplin’s report “Counteraction to Russian Hybrid Threats”, included a new paragraph …

  • Section of Crimean Bridge falls into sea

    A section of the railway portion of the Crimean bridge fell into the sea during assembly, the Russian Taman Road Administration reports.

    “On the sea stretch of the bridge construction between the Kuzlinsky Split and the island of the same name, during the process of lowering onto supports, one of the railway spans tilted and fell into the shallow waters,”- the report states.

    The incident was presumably due to technical issues with the jack system. No staff members were injured.

    “The supports …

  • Ukrainian President accuses Russia of planning to occupy the Azov Sea

    During his speech at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, September 26 in New York ,President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of trying to occupy the Azov Sea.

     “After the occupation of the Crimea, [Russia wants] to occupy the Azov Sea. They illegally built a bridge across the Kerch Strait,” stated the President of Ukraine.

    Poroshenko said that Russia hinders the navigation of Ukrainian and international vessels in the region. “Such illegal and serious …

  • Ukrainian Navy ships arrive in Berdyansk

    The search and rescue ship A500 Donbas and the tugboat A830 Korets recently arrived in the city of Berdyansk, Ukrainian Navy Representative Taras Chmut reported on social media. "Arrived! Congratulations to the fleet on an important event!" - wrote Chmut.

    Earlier, Ukraine’s online military news outlet reported that the boats arrived in Mariupol on the evening of September 24. Two small armored artillery boats, P177 Kremenchuk and P178 Lubny accompanied them.

    The Donbas and the Korets departed …

  • Ukrainian naval vessels pass through Kerch Strait

    Two Ukrainian military ships, the A500 Donbas search-and-rescue vessel and the A830 Korets tugboat passed under the Crimean Bridge, which connects the Taman Peninsula to Crimea, the Ukrainian Military Portal reported on Sunday.

    “Earlier, the small armored artillery boats R177 Kremenchuh and R178 Lubny left from the Berdyansk port to meet the search-and-rescue vessel A500 Donbas and sea tugboat A830 Korets in the direction of the Kerch crossing. They were delivered to Berdyansk at the start of …