Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukraine offers NATO to use airspace near Crimea

    Ukraine counts on NATO’s support in monitoring air traffic situation along the border with Russia and offers to use airspace near Simferopol region for NATO air operations, said the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Vladyslav Krykliy, during talks with NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning Patrick Turner.

    The meeting took place as part of a working visit of the Ukrainian government delegation to Brussels.

    "Ukraine is pursuing its chosen course of integration …

  • U.S. may ban recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea

    A bill has been submitted to the U.S. Congress, which prohibits the U.S. government from recognizing Russia's sovereignty over annexed Crimea.

    The author of the document, which was published on the website of the U.S. Congress,  is the representative of the Democratic Party from Virginia, Gerry Connolly.

    "To prohibit United States Government recognition of the Russian Federation's claim of sovereignty over Crimea, and for other purposes," the document reads.

    The text of the document has not …

  • Media: Putin owns 2 dachas in annexed Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin occupies two dachas near the village of Oliwa in Russia's annexed Crimea, reports Krym.Realii

    The Russian president took 2 dachas, No.6 and No.8, where, during the Soviet era, Communist party officials, and later, the first persons of Ukraine, used to stay.

    Journalists report that there is a newly rebuilt swimming pool, spa complex, and a helicopter pad in the sea. The beach is guarded by military divers.

    "Putin's dacha in Crimea is hidden behind two fences. …

  • Ukraine imposes additional sanctions on Russia

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to impose sanctions against Russian legal entities and individuals.

    According to the decree published on the website of Zelensky’s Administration, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksii Danilov, is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the decision. The sanctions list itself has not been provided. The decree also notes that one of the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service warns of possible Russian invasion

    To date, there is still a threat of Russian military invastion, stated the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) commenting on the purpose of Ukrainian security forces exercises in Kherson region, in the area of the North-Crimean Canal, Kakhovka hydroelectric power station and Kakhovka shipping gateway.

    According to the SBU, Russia is strengthening the offensive potential of its armed forces. In addition, Russia regularly conducts large-scale military exercises near the Ukrainian border, which …

  • In 2014 Ukraine was preparing to drive Russian troops out of Crimea

    Ukraine knew about Russia’s imminent invasion of Crimea as early as January 2014, reports Krym.Realii. The then head of the Ukrainian General Staff, Volodymyr Zamana, confirmed that on January 31, 2014, paratroopers and special forces were put into combat readiness state. Ukrainian elite units were preparing to oust the Russian military from the territory of the peninsula.

    According to former Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council Serhiy Kryvonos, who then headed a regiment of …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Russia may invade Kherson region

    The Russian army may attack the Kherson region, reported the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence Service.

    It is noted that before the annexation of Crimea by Russia, mainland Ukraine provided up to 85% of the peninsula's needs for fresh water. Thus, Russia "can, under a far-fetched pretext, move deep into the Kherson region in order to capture the north-Crimean Canal dam."

    According to the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence, at the moment, the Kremlin is counting on the COVID-19 pandemic to improve …

  • Ukraine vows to prevent construction of water desalination plant in Crimea

    Ukraine will prevent the implementation of the project on desalination of water in Crimea, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel Ukraine 24.

    "The illegal occupation authorities in Crimea stated that they are attracting a large international company to introduce desalination technologies. We started the work immediately and will definitely find it [this company], and we will prevent it from implementing this project," Kuleba said.

    Kuleba also said that in 2021 Kyiv …

  • Ukraine conducts military exercises with Smerch missile systems near Crimean border

    The Ukrainian military conducted drills of the missile units with participation of a battery of Smerch multiple rocket launcher systems (MLRS) in the Kherson region, reported the Joint Forces Command of the Ukrainian Army on Facebook.

    It is noted that military units, which are stationed in the southern part of Ukraine, took part in the drills.

    "In particular, the missile-gunners practiced elements of preparation for missile strikes on certain targets of the conventional enemy," the statement …

  • Russian Defense Minister proposes building military medical center in annexed Crimea

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has proposed building a multidisciplinary medical center in annexed Sevastopol, reported on his Facebook page the head of the Ukrainian project "Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies" Andrii Klymenko.

    Addressing the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Defense Minister said that about 150,000 military and their families live in Sevastopol.

    "There is currently no decent medical institution," he said.

    According to Klymenko, statements of  …