Contents tagged with crimea

  • 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  …

  • Russia to build over-the-horizon radar in annexed Crimea

    Next year, Russia is going to build a radar station in annexed Crimea, RIA Novosti reports.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu announced such plans during the Defense Ministry’s expanded panel to discuss new projects for 2021.

    "To start work on the construction of the Yakhroma radar in Sevastopol and individual sites of over-the-horizon detection of air targets in Kaliningrad and Zeya (Amur region)," Shoygu said.

    In February 2014, armed people in uniforms without insignias appeared in …

  • Ukraine issues seizure orders for 50 ships for entering Crimea

    Ukraine has issued seizure orders for 50 ships which entered the ports of Russia-annexed Crimea, said the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office for Crimea and Sevastopol, as cited by Radio Liberty.

    "Currently, the court has issued seizure warrants for 50 infringing vessels, 11 of them entered the closed ports of temporarily occupied Crimea under the Russian flag. Measures are being taken to establish the location of these ships in order to enforce the court ruling," the prosecutor's office said.

    The …

  • Crimean authorities sound alarm about water shortage on peninsula

    Igor Danilovich, director of government-owned facility company Voda Kryma (Water of Crimea), said that this year’s drought in Crimea exceeded all forecasts and there is very little water left in reservoirs that supply Simferopol.

    "To date, the main sources of water supply to Simferopol are natural water reservoirs. These are Ayansk, Simferopol and Partizanskoye reservoirs. This is just for information. Today, with the projected volume of 36 million for Simferopol reservoir, there is only 4, 900 …

  • Ukraine issues seizure orders for 44 more Russian planes because of flights to Crimea

    Ukraine has issued seizure orders for another 44 Russian airliners because of flights to annexed Crimea. “The aircraft violated the order of entry/exit to the occupied peninsula and the rules of international flights,” the Ukrainian prosecutor's office for Crimea and Sevastopol said in a statement.

    To date, Ukrainian law enforcement officers are investigating violations of international flight rules by foreign airlines' officials and violation of the order of “entry into and out of the …

  • Kyiv: water is the only leverage Ukraine has to retake control of Crimea

    Permanent representative of the Ukrainian President for Crimea Anton Korinevich said that water resources is the only leverage that Ukraine has which will allow it to retake control of Crimea. He believes that this opportunity should not be discounted, and the President's team is not going to do it, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    In his opinion, it is the water crisis in Crimea that will allow Kyiv to accelerate the “de-occupation of the peninsula”.

    According to Korinevich, Ukraine closely monitors the …