Contents tagged with crimea

  • Crimean authorities compile list of Russian 'enemies of the peninsula'

    The Public Chamber of Crimea has put together a list of Russians who publicly do not recognize the peninsula’s status, and in so doing supposedly “incite hostility”. The list is published on the organization’s website.

    The list, titled the “Crimean Dossier”, includes the authors Boris Akunin, Vladimir Voynovich and Lyudmila Ulitskaya, filmmaker and screenwriter Alexander Sokurov, musician Andrey Makarevich, actresses Liya Akhedzhakova and Ada Rogovtseva, actor Mikhail Efremov, prose writer and …

  • Five countries join in EU sanctions against Russia

    Montenegro, Albania, Norway, Ukraine, and Georgia have joined the EU sanctions imposed against Russia due to the annexation of the Crimea which are in effect until June 23rd, 2019, said the High Representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini.

    “The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and Georgia align themselves with this Declaration. They will ensure that their national policies conform to …

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of intentionally creating traffic jams at the entry point to Crimea

    A large traffic jam built up at Chonhar checkpoint on the administrative border with the Crimea on July 17, Krym Realii reported. Maksym Soroka, assistant head of the Azov-Black Sea Regional Department of Mass Media Cooperation with the State Border Service of Ukraine explained that Russian border guards delayed car inspections at the checkpoint, resulting in long queues. "They registered vehicles slowly and intentionally, though there were no objective reasons for this," he explained.  …

  • Ukrainian President intends to prevent Russia from inspecting ships in the Azov Sea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced his country’s plans to challenge the actions of Russian border guards who are inspecting ships in transit to Ukrainian ports.    “We are now faced with the question of how we will strengthen the protection from the sea,” the presidential press-service quotes Poroshenko. “We will not tolerate the illegal capture of Ukrainian and foreign ships moving toward Ukrainian ports, including Mariupol.”   Poroshenko said that he gave the appropriate orders to …

  • Herashchenko: Putin’s statements about ‘referendum’ in Crimea should be used in court

    The first vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Tripartite Contact group for Donbas, Iryna Herashchenko,  stated that Ukrainian diplomats and lawyers must use the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin about Moscow’s organization of the so-called referendum in the Crimea, for the lawsuits in international courts.

    “The most important thing that was said at the press conference (Russian President Vladimir Putin and President …

  • Eight Ukrainian radio stations to broadcast to the annexed Crimea

    Based on a temporary broadcasting agreement, eight radio stations in the mainland of Ukraine will cover the entire south of Kherson and the administrative border with the Crimea, according to a Facebook post on July 11 by Serhiy Kostynskyi, a member of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine.

    According to Kostynskyi, “an information security border will be created in the nearest future, which will cover almost every region bordering Crimea with Ukrainian broadcasting.” …

  • Head of European Council: Crimean Bridge one of the reasons for extending sanctions against Russia

    The Crimean Bridge has become one of the reasons for extending the economic sanctions of the European Union against Russia, stated the Head of the European Council, Donald Tusk after the EU-Ukraine Summit.   Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also took part in the negotiations with the leaders of the European Union at the meeting that took place in Brussels. “The sanctions made the Kremlin pay a high price, and they will continue to pay,” the President said after Summit.     Earlier, when …

  • Merkel: Russian annexation of Crimea and war in Donbas justify increase in German defense expenditures

    Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and its support of separatists in the East of Ukraine have become prime reasons for Germany to increase its defense expenditure, Merkel stated, DW reports.

    "Challenges faced by NATO have changed dramatically in recent years,” Merkel stated. According to the German Chancellor, it is important for NATO to focus on the protection of the Alliance after Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and its support of separatists in the East of Ukraine.

    "To do this, we should …

  • Germany suspects two companies of delivering titanium ore to Crimea

    Two German companies, Hansa Heavy Lift and Heinz Corleis are suspected of violating sanctions regarding the Crimea, German radio station Deutschlandfunk reported, prompting the Prosecutor’s Office of Hamburg to file criminal charges against them.

    Allegedly, the companies were to deliver titanium ore to the Russian mainland but cargo ended up in the Crimea instead, Deutschlandfunk say.

    The HHL Mississippi cargo ship belonging to Hansa Heavy Lift was in Kavkaz port in Krasnodar on November 23, 2 …

  • Crimean authorities sell elite Ukrainian resorts

    For a price of 1.5 billion rubles ($24 million USD), the Russian authorities in Crimea have sold shares in the Miskhor, Dyulber and Ai-Petri resorts, which were state property.

    This was announced on July 3 by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Property and Land Relations of Crimea, Krym.Realii reports.According to Oksana Lakhina, Crimea’s deputy minister of property and land relations, the government decided to sell because “the high level wear and tear of the mentioned health …