Contents tagged with annexation of Crimea

  • Volker: US ready to partially remove sanctions from Russia if Kremlin implements the Minsk agreements

    The United States is ready to partially lift sanctions against Russia after full implementation of the Minsk agreements in the Donbas,stated US special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker in an interview with Echo of Moscow.

    "It's very simple, very, very simple. Secretary of State Tillerson, Pentagon chief James Mattis, [and] the US president have spoken about this: we want to see the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, [and] security and protection for all …

  • Navy Commander: Ukrainian military could have prevented annexation of Crimea in 2014

    During questioning in the court case against former President Viktor Yanukovych, who is accused of high treason, Ukrainian Commander of the Navy Ihor Voronchenko said that the Ukrainian military had been ready to fire from two tanks in the building of the Crimean Verkhovna Rada on February 27, 2014 in order to prevent the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, Ukrainski Novyny News agency reports.

    Voronchenko, who served as Chief of the Coastal Defense Administration at the time, said that on …