Contents tagged with crimea

  • Russia to conduct exercises of the Strategic Missile Forces

    The Russian Defense Ministry announced its intention to test Strategic Missile Forces during the three-day Grom-2019 military exercise.

    The exercises will involve the launch of ballistic and cruise missiles from land, sea, and air, and they will be held from 15 to 17 October. Twelve thousand troops, as well as ships, submarines, and fighter jets will participate in military drills.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the purpose of the exercise is to check the readiness of the Russian …

  • Russia’s new Niobium-SV radars to monitor Crimea and southern Russia

    The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to monitor the south of the country and the Crimean peninsula using the latest Niobium-SV radar stations, Izvestia reports, citing the military department.

    The Southern Military District’s aerial defense divisions are expected to receive the first such radars by the end of the year. The primary purpose of the new radars is to protect the southern part of the country and the Crimean peninsula against the possible threat posed by US aerial defense systems …

  • Putin to Head of Crimea: it’s our responsibility to ensure everyone has a job they like

    On October 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with newly appointed Russian governors, including the Head of the annexed Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov.

    Aksyonov reported on his Facebook page about the tasks that the Russian President sets before newly elected governors.

    "President Putin noted that to achieve big national development goals, it is necessary to make sure that every person has a job he likes and prosperity so that both large and small cities and rural areas have …

  • Russia flaunts footage of Kalibre cruise missiles fired from submarine in Black Sea

    The Russian Defense Ministry has released footage of Kalibr cruise missiles being fired from the submarine “Kolpino” at targets in the Black Sea. The video was published on the department’s YouTube channel.

    The footage shows the crew of a vessel responsible for the safety of the combat drill giving the order to prepare to fire, after which the missiles are launched. In the last clip, a missile fired from a submarine rises into the air.

    The Kalibr missiles were launched from submerged position …

  • Russia may build gas pipeline from Crimea to Europe

    Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak expressed the opinion that the gas pipeline from Crimea to Europe could be built in the future, but the Russian government is not considering this idea now, reports TASS news agency.

    "The Energy ministry has not thought about it. But in the future, such projects can be discussed," said Novak at the Russian Energy Week forum.

    The Minister added that to date, Russia's actions on the Peninsula were aimed to ensure reliable energy and gas supply to the …

  • Residents of annexed Crimea confuse aerial bombs with UFOs

    The majority of the anomalies observed in annexed Crimea are the result of military exercises, Dr. Anton Anfalov, an expert on anomalous objects, told the Russian radio station Sputnik in Crimea.

    “In August this year in Kerch and Feodosia, strange fires were observed in the sky. The mass media immediately released stories about visits by aliens. But in actual fact these were luminous or illuminating aerial bombs,” he explained.

    He noted that such devices are a container with a flammable …

  • Russia conducts another military exercise in Crimea

    Russian troops conducted naval military exercises in annexed Crimea, reports Interfax news agency, citing Russian Defense Ministry.

    Exercises of marine units of the Black Sea Fleet were held at Opuk firing range near Feodosia.

    "More than 3 thousand soldiers, 12 ships and vessels of the fleet, including Admiral Essen frigate, small missile ships Vyshny Volochek, Mirage, Orsk large landing ship, sea minesweepers, about 300 units of military and special equipment, including Bastion, Bal, and …

  • Volker: Crimea sanctions on Russia will remain until ‘de-occupation of peninsula'

    US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia due to its annexation of Crimea will remain in force until Russia has fully de-occupied the peninsula.

    When asked for his opinion on factoring Crimea out of the peace agreements pertaining to eastern Ukraine, Volker said that it is necessary to differentiate between the sanctions imposed on Russia in connection with Crimea and those relating to the Donbas.

    “First of all, we imposed …

  • Estonian President: Russia's actions in Donbas and Crimea cannot be accepted

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid stated that Ukraine and the international community should look for ways to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, and the recent exchange of prisoners with Russia can be "a remarkable step in this process," reports the press service of the  Ukrainian President.

    "But this cannot happen at the cost of Ukraine's sovereignty," said Kaljulaid at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on September 13. The Estonian President also …

  • Putin proposes three candidates for the post of Crimean Head

    Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the Crimean State Council three candidates for the post of the Head of the Republic, reports TASS news agency.

    Putin proposed Sergey Aksenov, who is the head of the region since 2014, the first secretary of the Crimean Communist Party Sergey Bogatyrenko and the Deputy of the State Duma from LDPR Pavel Spirov.

    Under the regional law, the Head of the Republic …