Contents tagged with crimea

  • Russia sends FSB patrol ship to protect disputed rigs in the Black Sea

    A Russian FSB ship has been tasked with ensuring the safety of the drilling rig "Tavrida" to protect "the economic interests of the Russian Federation." On Tuesday, December 15, the Border Service of the FSB in annexed Crimea sent a patrol ship, the "Amethyst," to protect from Ukrainian Navy the drilling rig "Chernomorneftegaz,” as reported by the Press Service of the Ministry.

    On the morning of December 15, the ship of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine came to the floating drilling …

  • Poroshenko: We must prevent Crimea from turning into a Russian military base

    At a briefing with the President of Poland, Petro Poroshenko stated that it’s important to prevent the annexed Crimea from becoming a Russian military base. The President of Ukraine thanked him for Poland’s firm position in support of Ukrainian sovereignty, independency and territorial integrity.

    He indicated that he and Duda have discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine including strategies to resolve the issue of non-recognition of the annexation and the continued illegal occupation of …

  • Ukraine stops goods and services supply to Crimea

    Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, stated that the turnover of goods and services between Crimea and Ukraine will completely cease within 30 days. Yatsenyuk stated that Ukrainian law prohibits the exchange of jobs, goods, and services between temporarily occupied Crimea and the other territories of Ukraine. Humanitarian aid and personal belongings of Ukrainian citizens are the only exceptions to this law.

    Prime Minister Yatsenyuk disclosed this information to the Ukrainian public, …

  • Ukraine to file new human rights complaint; Russia rejects ECHR

    The Deputy Justice Minister of Ukraine, Natalia Sevostyanova, reported that Ukraine has been documenting human rights violations in Crimea and the Donbas region, and will file a new complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Two previous complaints are pending.

    In response to questions about the reviews of the pending complaints pertaining to events in Crimea and the Donbas region, Sevostyanova reminded journalists that Russia had requested a prolongation of their communication …

  • De-facto Prime Minister expropriates property in Crimea

    The Prime Minister of Russian-Occupied Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, has declared a wartime regime and demanded that five local businesses hand over their water wells to the administrative body of the city of Sudak.

    “In emergency situations, we can make protocol decisions, obliging private businesses to hand over their wells in order to provide the population with drinking water. The wartime regime allows us to initiate criminal proceedings against those who impede this decision” Aksyonov stated at …

  • Dzhemilev named conditions for supplying Crimea with electricity

    The leader of the Crimean Tater people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, summarized that the contract should specify that Crimea is temporarily occupied by Russia. According to Dzhemilev, the document must be signed by representatives of the relevant ministries of Ukraine and Russia.

    The Crimean leader, during a meeting with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, named three conditions necessary for signing the contract which would supply electricity to Crimea. Dzhemilev discussed this in the …

  • Dzhemilev: Russia will repent a thousand times its Crimea annexation

    One of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar National Movement, Mustafa Dzhemilev, spoke about the results of Crimean blockades achieved so far. The politician admits that these results are only the first step. According to information provided by Mustafa Dzhemilev, the primary goal was to remind the world about the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Although it may have been quickly forgotten, the blockades serve to remind the world of the situation there. Dzhemilev noted that the activists were …

  • Intimidation, harassment continue in Crimea

    The UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, noted that the situation concerning human rights on the Peninsula has not improved.

    In 2015, the human rights situation in the annexed Crimea has not improved - intimidation and harassment continue, Šimonović stated during his speech at the meeting of the UN Security Council.

    "There are no signals that the situation improved in this area in 2015," Šimonović said about the human rights situation in Crimea. According to Š …

  • Bordeaux City Hall Refused to Show Russian Propaganda Film about Crimea

    The Ukrainian Embassy in France reported that at least one Russian propaganda film won’t be seen by the French.

    In the French City of Bordeaux the film “Crimea - Path to the Motherland” was scheduled for screening in one of the city municipal halls on December 11th. Shot by TV channel “Russia-1”, the film tells about the annexation of Crimea by Russia and purports to justify the events that led to the war in Donbass.

    The Ukrainian Ambassador asked the mayor of Bordeaux to cancel the screening …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Demands Strategy for the Return of Crimea

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared that the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine needed to prepare a strategy for the return of Crimea from Russian annexation. According to him, the government is doing its share of the work.

    “The National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine has to consider a strategic question: How will we reclaim the Crimea? We do our part of the work as government. We have made our case to the European Court of Human Rights,” Yatsenyuk …