Contents tagged with crimea

  • Kremlin bans foreigners from owning land in Crimea

    The Russian authorities have banned foreign nationals from owning land in most of Crimea and Sevastopol, repots Kommersant.

    In 2011, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a list of the country's border territories where foreign nationals are prohibited from owning land. On March 20, 2020, Putin signed a decree to amend it, and to list most of the territories of Crimea and Sevastopol.

    From now on, foreigners are forbidden to own land in Yalta, Saki, Sudak, Alushta, Dzhankoi, Armiansk, …

  • Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashes in Black Sea

    On March 25, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashed in the Black Sea off the Crimean coast, reported the TV channel "Crimea 24" with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to the Russian news agency TASS, the Su-27 disappeared from radar screens 50 km from the city of Feodosia.

    "The Su-27 fighter jet disappeared from the control screens during the scheduled flights on March 25, at about 20:10, over the Black Sea,50 km from Feodosia. At 20:11 the signal of an emergency beacon in the …

  • Russia opens new criminal case against the head of Crimean Tatar People Mejlis Refat Chubarov

    The Russian Investigative Committee opened a new criminal case against the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, former Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov.

    This information about the criminal case has been published on the Russian Investigative Committee’s website .

    Chubarov is charged with "organizing mass riots accompanied by violence" (v.1 art. 212 of the Russian Criminal Code) on February 26, 2014.

    Then about 7-8 thousand residents of the peninsula gathered for a rally for a united …

  • Ukraine protests about Putin's visit to Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issued a statement after the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Crimea, where he presented awards to the builders of the Crimean Bridge.

    "In connection with Putin's visit to Crimea and Sevastopol, the Russian Foreign Ministry received a note of protest," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said. The Ministry called the Russian president's visit to the peninsula a "gross violation of the territorial integrity" of Ukraine and said Russia disregarded …

  • Russia complains about ‘attempts to isolate’ annexed Crimea

    On March 18, on the sixth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement by the Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova , which pointed to "attempts by opponents to continue isolating" the peninsula.

    "Attempts to isolate Crimea continue, but it is becoming more and more difficult for our opponents to follow this course. In 2019, more than 70 significant international events were held in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. Yalta International Economic …

  • Kyiv: Berlin made it clear, sanctions on Russia will not be lifted

    During his visit to Berlin, Anton Korynevych, the permanent representative of the Ukrainian  President to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, received a clear message from Germany that sanctions against Russia due to the annexation of Crimea would not be lifted.

    "During the visit to Berlin, we received important signals from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs that there could be no other position on Crimea and that the lifting of sanctions introduced for Russia’s annexation of Crimea is out …

  • Zelensky: Crimea is the most difficult issue in negotiations with Russia

    Ukrainian representatives in Minsk have handed over a list of more than 200 names for the next prisoners swap with Russia. Discussions with Russia on the rights of Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea are also continuing, said the Ukrainian President Volodymur Zelensky in an interview with the Turkish TV channel TRT, as cited by the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    He stressed that Crimea remains the most difficult issue in the negotiations, but, without it, it is impossible to talk …

  • Fifty military aircraft will fly over annexed Crimea during Russia’s Victory Day parade

    According to the press service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Kremlin intends to hold military parades in Sevastopol, Kerch and Novorossiysk on May 9, in which more than 50 aircraft crews will take part. During the parade, more than 46 military aircraft will fly over the annexed Crimea.

    "Aircraft and helicopters of naval aviation and air defense of the Black Sea Fleet together with the aircraft of the Southern Military District will take part in the parade in commemoration of the 75th …

  • Ukraine to commemorate Day of Resistance to Occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol

    During the opening of the Age of Crimea 2020 forum, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine will have a new national date – the Day of Resistance to the Occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

    The head of state noted that on this date six years ago, the largest gathering in support of the integrity and unity of Ukraine was held in Simferopol.

    “In recognition of the bravery and heroism of all the rally’s participants, I am signing a decree today on the Day of Resistance to …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Serbian ambassador over ‘Russian’ Crimea representation at tourism fair in Belgrade

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has summoned Serbian Ambassador Aca Jovanovic in connection with the placement of the name and symbols of the so-called (Russian) Republic of Crimea at Russia’s stand at the International Tourism Fair in Belgrade.

    The Ukrainian foreign policy department expressed its profound concern to the ambassador, the ministry noted in a press release.

    “The Serbian ambassador’s attention was drawn to the inadmissibility of the Russian Federation’s attempts to legitimize in …