Contents tagged with crimea

  • Swiss Court orders Russia to pay Ukrainian companies $80 million for lost Crimean assets

    The Swiss Federal court upheld a decision by the Geneva International Court of Arbitration that required Russia to pay more than $80 million to 12 Ukrainian companies as compensation for the damage caused to them as a result of the annexation of Crimea, reports Swiss Info.

    Thus, the Swiss Federal Court rejected the appeals of the Russian authorities in connection with the decision taken by the International Court of Arbitration in Geneva last April.

    In one of the appeals, the Russian …

  • Belarusian President Lukashenko: Ukraine provoked war in Donbas

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview with the Echo of Moscow radio that Ukraine provoked the beginning of the conflict in the Donbas.

    "Ukraine framed itself to some extent. Ukraine started to strangle its Russian population through language issues and other things. They started to speak about issues that shouldn't have been raised in Ukraine! Anyway, I'm not justifying Russia now. I do not blame Ukraine. But anyway, Ukraine, provoked this clash, even though giving …

  • EU calls Russian railway line to Crimea ‘yet another violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty

    The European Union considers the opening of railway traffic across the Crimean Bridge from Russia to annexed Crimea “yet another violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by Russia,” said EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Peter Stano, DW reports.

    According to him, Russia has taken yet another step towards “the forced integration of the illegally annexed peninsula” and made a new attempt to “isolate Crimea from Ukraine, of which it is a part”.

    Stano also drew …

  • Putin to visit Crimea to open Kerch Bridge to railway traffic

    Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to visit Crimea on Monday, December 23, to participate in the opening of the Kerch Bridge to railway traffic.

    Interfax reports that during his trip, the Russian president will meet with bridge builders, and “sector leaders will report to him on plans to develop transport infrastructure”.

    The Crimean Bridge is 19 km long. It was opened to light buses and cars on May 16, 2018, and to trucks on October 1. Passenger trains will start using the railway …

  • Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejects Russia's appeal to cancel arbitration court ruling on Ukraine’s Crimean assets

    Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejected Russia's appeal to cancel the decision of the International Court of Arbitration in favor of Ukrnafta, reports the press service of the Ukrainian company.

    On April 12, 2019, the International Court of Arbitration ordered that Russia must pay Ukrnafta more than $44 million as compensation for the expropriation of Ukrnafta's assets in the Crimea.

    In May, Russia appealed to Swiss Federal Supreme Court requesting to overturn the decision of the international …

  • Luxury country home being built for Putin in annexed Crimea

    In Crimea, between the towns of Foros and Yalta, construction work is underway on state dachas (“country homes”) number 6 and 8, which are now called “Putin’s dachas”, the Russian news outlet Proekt reports.

    According to the Russian journalists, over the last few years, a six-meter stone wall has been erected around the dachas, with surveillance cameras, and the area on Crimea’s southern coast where the cottages are situated is guarded by armed men.

    The most unusual object in the area is a …

  • Ukraine and Azerbaijan pledge to support each other in restoring sovereignty over Nagorno-Karabakh and Crimea

    During the meeting in Baku, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev confirmed the immutability of the official position of the two countries on Nagorno-Karabakh and Crimea, reports the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    "An important topic of today's conversation is regional and national security. First of all, we are talking about the war in eastern Ukraine and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We continue to support each other in restoring the …

  • Floating dock and submarine sink in Russia annexed Sevastopol

    A floating dock with a decommissioned submarine sank in Sevastopol, TASS and Interfax news agencies reported, citing their sources.

    The PD-16 floating dock with the decommissioned project B-380 submarine “St. George" sank although, according to the sources, the submarine has already resurfaced and is afloat. According to the interlocutor of Interfax, the dock and the submarine sank due the poor technical condition of the dock.

    The TASS source claims that the incident took place in Pivdenna ( …

  • Israel to build medical center in Crimea despite sanctions

    A new cardiac center will be built in Yevpatoria (Crimea) "with the support of Israeli doctors," reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper, citing a member of the Coordination Council of International Association of Friends of Crimea and the future Director of the medical institution Alexander Lichstein.

    "Anti-Crimean sanctions will not stop the project. Over the past year alone, three delegations from Israel have visited Crimea. And we concluded that the Peninsula looked much worse before the …

  • Two Russian soldiers to be fined nearly $500k for ‘runaway’ missile

    The Russian soldiers Nikolay Zverev and Alexey Chebanov will have to pay the state treasury 31 million rubles (nearly $500,000), according to a ruling by the Crimean Garrison Military Court, which partially upheld a lawsuit by the Russian Defense Ministry. The court ruled that the defendants’ actions caused damage to the state, and found them guilty of breaking the rules for handling weaponry that poses a heightened risk to the surroundings (§1 Art. 349 Russian Criminal Code). Chebanov will …