Contents tagged with crimea

  • UN: situation with human rights in the Crimea is not improving

    The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine continues to record violations of human rights in the Crimea and notes that there have been no improvements on the peninsula over that last 10 months, stated in an interview with Zerkalo Nedeli, Fiona Frazer, the head of the UN human rights mission in Ukraine.

    The mission prepared its second report on the situation in the Crimea. This time they documented violations during the period from September 13, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

    "The situation …

  • Ukraine plans to create a naval base in the Azov Sea

    By the end of this year, Ukraine plans to create a naval base for the armed forces in the Azov Sea, reported the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.

    “Two armored artillery boats of the Ukrainian Navy were floated off the shore of Berdyansk. Before the end of the year, we will create a new naval base for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Azov Sea,” said the government in a statement on Facebook.

    On September 6th, at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, a decision was …

  • Crimea hit by another release of toxic chemicals

    Rospotrebnadzor (Russia’s Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare) recorded a new release of harmful substances in Armyansk located in the annexed Crimea, Dozhd reported. 

    According to Dozhd, the new release of toxic substances took place on September 14.

    The city authorities introduced an emergency measures due to the harmful substances emissions at the Crimean Titan plant. The administration of Armyansk announced that the concentration of harmful substances …

  • Ukraine promises to ‘never supply’ water to Crimea

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Kyiv will never deliver water to the territory of Crimea, despite the air pollution situation in the north of the peninsula, reports UNIAN.

    In his opinion, Russia is trying to use the harmful substances release situation at the Crimean Titan plant in order to "promote" the issue of water supply to the region. "However, we must avoid looking into this issue presented in such a humanitarian wrapper rather than from the point of view of …

  • UN: Since 2015 12,000 Crimeans have been conscripted to the Russian army

    Since 2015, Russia has called into its Armed Forces approximately 12 thousand people, living in the annexed Crimea, said the Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Fiona Frazer while presenting the second report of the Mission on the human rights situation in the Crimea.

    According to Frazer, Russia also prosecutes Crimeans who do not want to serve in the Russian army. As stated in the report, the draft campaign is becoming more aggressive: in 2015, 500 men were called up, …

  • Kyiv: toxic emissions at Crimean Titan plant caused by industrial accident

    An industrial accident took place at the Titan Investments (“Crimean Titan”) plant in the annexed Crimea, said Kherson Governor Andriy Hordeev at a press conference.

    “According to information acquired by our intelligence, they had an industrial accident. What caused it is yet to come out. The fact that they concealed it from citizens is true. As far as we know, they are urgently filling in that acid storage facility with phosphate gypsum and lime in order to quell the reaction of the sulfuric …

  • Kyiv may impose sanctions against Swiss ‘delegation’ for visiting Crimea

    The Ukrainian Embassy may initiate sanctions against the Swiss delegation headed by Edward Belzer, a former member of the Council of States of Switzerland, for visiting the annexed Crimea.

    As the diplomatic mission reported on September 10, this visit was “a violation of the Ukrainian legislation and contradicts Switzerland's official position on the non-recognition of the attempt to annex the Crimea to Russia”.

    “We are sorry, but despite the well-known observance of the supremacy of the …

  • Russia fines Crimean plant Titan $10 million for air pollution

    The arbitration court of the annexed Crimea decided that the Titan plant in the Crimean town of Armyansk should pay 736.9 million rubles ($10.5 million USD) to the Russia budget for the negative impact on the environment, as reported by Rosprirodnadzor (Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Use of Natural Resources) in a press release on their website. According to the report, the inspection found that the enterprise was discharging liquid industrial waste into the acid storage.

    The …

  • 46 residents from annexed Crimea crossed into Ukraine due to chemical emissions in Armyansk

    Within three days, Ukrainian border guards allowed 46 people to pass through the temporarily closed border crossing checkpoint Kalanchak at the administrative border with the annexed Crimea to get medical aid, said the chief of the Kherson State Border Guard detachment, Ivan Shevtsov, as quoted by Hromadske Radio.  According to him, no one crossed the administrative border of the Chaplynka border crossing.

    "Among the people who crossed the administrative border within these three days were …

  • LPR ready to hand over 44 prisoners to Ukraine

    Prisoners from the Sukhodolsky penal colony in the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) who were convicted before 2014 have expressed the desire to be transferred to Kyiv’s territory to serve the remainder of their sentences.

    The prisoners made this known when they were visited by Toni Frisch, coordinator of the OSCE’s Humanitarian Working Group, separatist media outlets report. Roman Vedmedenko, head of the LPR’s interdepartmental commission for transmission of persons convicted prior to …