Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukrainian Naval aviation conducts exercises over the Black Sea

    Naval aviation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces completed exercises over the Black Sea, reports ArmyInfo (information Agency of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry).

    Naval aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine completed tactical flight exercises with different scenarios to support the Navy operations. Personnel of the brigade, Mi-14 and Ka-27 helicopters, as well as An-26 aircraft, participated in the maneuvers.

    The division of the communications and electronic security battalion completed the …

  • Double agent of Ukrainian Security Service evacuated from DPR

    A double agent recruited by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) who worked in the Military Prosecution Office of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has been evacuated from the occupied territory, the Ukrainian Military Portal reports, citing materials from the Facts of the Week program.

    The double agent Serhiy Lukyanenko had already provided the SBU with important information about Ukrainian hostages and the presence of Russian military personnel in the temporarily occupied territory. …

  • Crimea authorities hope the air traffic with Ukraine will resume

    Chairman of the Committee of the Parliament of Crimea on health-resort complex and tourism Alexey Chernyak said that the Crimean airport is ready to accept the flights from Ukraine.

    According to him, the resumption of air traffic, that stopped in October 2015, is primarily beneficial to Ukraine itself.

    He also expressed the opinion that the Crimean resorts are still top-rated among Ukrainians who would like to see the air transport issue to be resolved.

    "Our airport is ready to receive …

  • Two American aircraft conduct reconnaissance flights off the Crimean coast

    On Saturday, July 27, two U.S. planes conducted reconnaissance off the coast of the annexed Crimea, as reported by the air traffic monitoring service PlaneRadar.

    "A patrol anti-submarine aircraft Boeing P-8A with a tail number 169004 flew from Sigonella Air Base in Sicily, Italy. It began cruising along the Black Sea coast of Crimea," the statement reads.

    Also, at about noon, a U.S. Navy Lockheed EP-3E Orion (Aries II) electronic reconnaissance aircraft with the tail number 156511 took off …

  • Russia to build new detention center in annexed Crimea

    Russia plans to build a new detention center for 1.5 inmates in the annexed Crimea. According to the data published on the Russian website of Government procurement, the prison will be built in the Simferopol area in two steps, reports Krym.Realii news outlet.

    First, a facility for 1 thousand inmates with an area of about 40.8 thousand square meters will be built, and then the second facility for 500 inmates, with an approximate area of about 13.6 thousand square meters.

    According to public …

  • Latvia blocks Kremlin-linked website because of threat to Ukraine's sovereignty

    Latvian domain administrator blocked the bestnews.lv website that is associated with the Russia Today news agency, reports RIA Novosti news outlet.

    Latvian national domain registrar explained its decision referring to the requirement of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, which said that baltnews.lv news outlet violates the decision of the European Union of March 17, 2014, on sanctions against Russia because of the annexation of Crimea.

    "Registration of baltnews.lv is a violation of the provisions …

  • Ukraine releases sailors from captured Russian tanker

    Russian Embassy in Kyiv stated that crew members of the Russian ship NEYMA that were detained by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in the port of Izmail have been released, reports RIA Novosti news agency. At the same time, the tanker remains under arrest.

    The sailors were released with obligation to appear for questioning. They are currently considered to be witnesses in the case, reports strana.ua news outlet.

    As previously reported, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) together with …

  • Ukraine considers imposing new sanctions against Russia

    The government of Ukraine will introduce the draft resolution to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to impose new sanctions against Russia, reads the statement of the press service of the Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine. 24 Russian companies to fall under new sanctions as well as several companies that are registered on the territory of other countries.

    Six companies registered in the Crimea and 18 companies located in …

  • Russia does not allow UN Monitoring Mission to enter Crimea

    The Russian Federation denied UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine access to the annexed Crimea, reports the mission on its Facebook page.

    The UN mission visited the Kalanchak and Chongar checkpoints at the administrative border with Crimea. It is noted that such visits and communication with people who cross the border is one of the methods of remote monitoring of the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

    "The Russian Federation still denies …

  • Russia: Crimean shipyards ready to produce speed boats for Greece

    Shipbuilding companies in Crimea are ready to fulfill orders for Greek companies, said Crimean “Minister of Industrial Policy” Andrey Vasyut, as cited by the Kryminform news agency.

    “Crimea’s shipbuilding companies have upgraded their production capabilities and infrastructure, and have the necessary competence to fulfill the orders of Greece’s interested companies,” he said.

    Representatives of the Zalyv and More shipyards confirmed that they were ready to collaborate and to build speedboats …