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  • Putin announces construction of two helicopter carriers in annexed Crimea

    On Monday, July 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the annexed Crimea, where at Zaliv shipyard in Kerch announced the start of construction of helicopter carriers, TASS reports.

    "Today, six new long-distance ships are being laid down at the three leading shipyards of Russia. Two universal amphibious ships will be built here, in Kerch. Two frigates are at Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg, and two nuclear submarines are in Severodvinsk at Sevmash Shipyard," Putin said.

    The …

  • Russia increases combat readiness of air defense forces along Ukrainian borders

    Russian divisions of anti-aircraft missile systems have increased their combat readiness during a snap inspection in southern Russia and in the annexed Crimea.

    "More than ten divisions, armed with S-400, S-300 systems, Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile systems, from the divisions of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense advanced to the designated positions, deployed and entered combat duty in the new positional areas. The defense of the combined forces from enemy air strikes is provided by the Buk-M2 …

  • Putin postpones his visit to annexed Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a working trip to the annexed Crimea scheduled for July 16 to attend a keel laying ceremony of new Russian warships, said Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    According to Peskov, Putin will instead hold a meeting in Moscow on the upcoming budget process.

    "Today there have been changes in the president's working plans. The previously announced trip to Crimea and participation in the keel laying ceremony of new warships will take place on Monday," …

  • Putin to visit Crimea for keel laying of new Russian warships

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in Kerch on July 16 for a keel laying ceremony for new Russian Navy warships, announced Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    Peskov said that the ceremony will be held at the Crimean shipyard Zaliv (Gulf) where Putin will also meet with its workers.

    On the same day, the new ships will be laid down at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk and at the Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard) in St. Petersburg. Peskov noted that the president will speak …

  • Governor of Kherson region calls on Kyiv to deploy additional troops amid growing threat of Russian attack

    In an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua, the head of the Kherson Region, Yuri Gusev, said that he had appealed to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to increase the number of military personnel in the region amid reports that Russia can conduct a military operation against Ukraine from the annexed Crimea.

    According to Gusev, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry pledged to allocate necessary infrastructure to accommodate additional units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in …

  • U.S. Treasury Department fines Amazon for deliveries to Crimea

    The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Amazon for violating sanctions related to Russia's annexation of Crimea, and sanctions imposed on Iran and Syria.

    In a statement on its website, the U.S. Treasury Department stated the company was fined $134,500 for violating various sanctions under the Decision of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Amazon is accused of the delivering goods and services to persons subject to sanctions, as well as persons who were in Crimea, Syria and Iran at …

  • Ukraine warns Russia of consequences after voting on Russian Constitution amendments took place in annexed Crimea

    Russia faces political and legal consequences over organizing a vote in the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol on amendments to the Russian constitution, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar said in an interview with the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    "The organization of voting in the occupied territory of the Ukrainian Crimea, as well as the organization of voting of persons who illegally received Russian passports, will have political and legal consequences for Russia. The international …

  • Head of Crimea refuses to ask Ukrainian President to resume water supply to peninsula

    The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that the Crimean authorities will not ask the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to resume the supply of water to the peninsula.

    "Besides Zelensky, no one in Ukraine can make such a decision, everything else is a talk about nothing," said Aksyonov in an interview for Russian 24 TV channel.

    He added that the Ukrainian President has an opportunity to "legally take a pen and sign a document" on the supply of water to Crimea. Morally, …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine now has a unique opportunity to force Putin to leave Crimea and Donbas

    The economic crisis in Russia is a unique opportunity for Ukraine and the global anti-Putin coalition to “force the aggressor country to withdraw from the occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas”. To do this, we need to strengthen international solidarity around our country, stated former Ukrainian president and leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko in an interview with Sergey Jadan on air of radio station "Trident FM". Poroshenko shared his impressions of the meetings …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is preparing strategy for ‘de-occupation of Crimea’

    The Office of the Ukrainian President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, in cooperation with the Ministry of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, the National Security Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working on a strategy for the de-occupation and reintegration of the annexed peninsula, by the president's permanent representative in Crimea Anton Korynevych.

    "Now the strategy is being worked out. In fact, the mission resuscitated work in this direction. Our …