Contents tagged with Aksyonov

  • Aksyonov hopes to increase cargo turnover between Crimea and Syria

    The Kremlin-controlled head of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, reported to the Crimean edition of Kryminform, which has close ties to the authorities that by the end of the year the cargo turnover between the annexed Crimea and Syria could reach 150 thousand tons.

    According to Aksyonov, the first shipment with 2.5 thousand tons of barley has already been sent from the Crimea to Syria.

    “Today we discussed the details for the return load (of the vessel). We have set a goal that by the end of the year …

  • Bashar Assad and Marine Le Pen to visit annexed Crimea

    Russia announced that French politician Marine Le Pen and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would visit annexed Crimea and take part in economic forum in Yalta as guests of honor. 

    "The honorary delegations at the fifth Yalta International Economic Forum will be the French delegation headed by Marine Le Pen and the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic headed by Bashar al-Assad. Sergey Aksyonov invited him [Assad] when we were there [in Syria] and got confirmation of his visit,” TASS agency  …

  • Crimea exported 200 thousand tons of grain to Syria and Russia

    The Crimean Minister of Agriculture, Andrey Ryumshin stated, that in 2018, 200 thousand tons of grain were exported from Crimea to Syria and Russia. 

    According to him, the supply of grain to Syria this year amounted to about 40 thousand tons. Additionally, Ryumshin emphasized that this year grain supplies from the Crimea halved due to drought. 

    “Last year about 400 thousand tons of grain were exported out of Crimea, and this year about 200 thousand tons,” noted the Crimean minister. 

    In 2017, …

  • Head of Crimea wants to send seized Ukrainian oil rigs to Syria

    In an interview with Radio Krym (Crimea), Russian head of Crimea Sergei Aksenov said that he is considering the possibility of sending to Syria the Chornomornaftogaz drilling rigs which were captured during the annexation of Crimea.

    “Today’s economy presupposes that if there are proposals from major players, who have certain resource capabilities, that would allow us to increase the number of facilities where we can produce oil and gas, then, of course, there is a possibility of public-private …

  • Crimea and Syria plan to create a joint shipping company

    The Crimean authorities are working to create a shipping company with the participation of Syria, stated the head of the Russian government of the peninsula, Sergey Aksyonov, on December 8, on the sidelines of the United Russia Party congress.

     “The process is already underway,” the Russian news agency TASS quoted Aksyonov.

    Earlier, Aksyonov and the Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil signed a memorandum on trade and economic cooperation.

    The Ministry of …

  • Crimean authorities ask Russia for help in organizing air transit between Damascus and Simferopol

    Sergey Aksyonov, the Russian head of the Crimea, sent a letter to Yevgeny Dietrich, the Russian Minister of Transport, and asked him for support in organizing flight connections between Damascus and Simferopol, TASS reported.

    It was reported earlier that Aksyonov spoke about this at his meeting with Syrian authorities during his visit in Damascus from October 15 to 16.

    The Russian Ministry of Transport confirmed that they received Aksyonov’s letter.

    Representatives of the Russian authorities …

  • Crimean authorities intend to nationalize property of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The Crimean authorities intend to nationalize the property of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and hand it over to the Russian-controlled Spiritual Direction of the Muslims of Crimea (SDMC), Krym.Realii reports, citing Sergey Ayksyonov, Russian Prime Minister of Crimea.

    Aksyonov noted that no “nationalization” is currently taking place on the peninsula, but with respect to the Mejlis’s property “the relevant measures should be taken”.

    The initiative had been voiced the day before at the …

  • Ukrainian prosecutor will demand extradition of Crimean Vice Prime Minister

    The Ukrainian prosecutor intends to request the extradition of Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Vitaliy Nahlupin detained in Moscow, stated the Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Gyunduz Mamedov. His statement was quoted on Facebook by the representative of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, Andriy Lysenko.

    Ukraine wants to bring Nahlupin to justice “for high treason” (Part 1 of Article 111 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code). According to the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office, the detained …

  • Russia to begin air transit between Crimea and Syria

    Russian Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, who is currently in Syria, announced that the possibility of air traffic between Syria and Crimea is being considered.

    “We are actively working on the matter of creating a joint Syrian-Crimean trade house, and in addition there is the matter of opening air traffic between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Crimea. We are prepared to offer the capabilities of all our enterprises to business owners from Syria, so that they can fully …

  • Aksyonov plans to invite Assad to Crimea

    On Tuesday October 16, Russian Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov intends to invite Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to visit the annexed peninsula during the fifth Yalta International Economic Forum which will be held in April 2019.

    Aksyonov revealed his intention during a session of the Syria-Crimea bilateral cooperation commission, TASS reports.

    “We have already had the opportunity to invite your colleagues from the government to the fifth Yalta International Economic Forum. We hope …