Contents tagged with Kerch Strait

  • Former Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister: Kyiv has to prepare for a blockade of the Kerch Strait by Russia

    Following the detention of Ukrainian vessels in the Sea of Azov, Ihor Kabanenko, Ukraine’s former Deputy Minister of Defense and Admiral of Reserve, called on Kyiv to patrol the sea, escort the Ukrainian ships, and prepare for Russia to blockade the Kerch Strait. In his interview with Obozrevatel news outlet, Kabanenko suggested that patrols could be provided by U.S. Island-class patrol boats, which have yet to be delivered to Ukraine. Kabanenko stated that during the escort of military convoys, …

  • Russia postpones final work on the Crimean bridge until the end of 2019

    On April 30, the Russian government issued an order to extend till December 1, 2019 the contracted work on the safety of the transport crossing over the Kerch Strait-the Crimean Bridge, the newspaper Kommersant reports.  

    This decree also modifies the schedule for the implementation of automobile security of the approaching lanes from Kerch and Taman: changing from April 30, the date will now be postponed until September 30.

    It was earlier reported that there are problems with bridge …

  • Russia will block navigation through the Kerch Strait beginning August 28

    Russia plans to completely stop navigation through the Kerch Strait from August 28 to 31, 2017 due to the construction of the Kerch Bridge. The corresponding order has been published on the site of the Kremlin-controlled Black Sea Ports Administration.

    "Beginning 00:00 local time on August 28 to 00:00 local time on August 31, the navigation of all ships and vessels will be prohibited in the restricted area of construction within the waters of the Kerch Strait, with the exception of ships and …

  • Chinese investors are interested in the construction of a tunnel in the annexed Crimea

    Investors from China are interested in the project of building a tunnel through the Kerch Strait to the Crimea, as stated by the Minister of Economic Development of the Crimea, Andrei Melnikov, during an interview with the radio station "Sputnik in the Crimea", RIA Novosti news agency reports,

    The agency notes that the Eurasian Business Council came forward with the proposal to build a tunnel together with the bridge across the Kerch Strait. The construction is supposed to be carried out at …

  • Kuban truckers rebelled and blocked a road leading to a ferry to the Crimea

    In the Krasnodar Krai of Russia, long-distance truck drivers blocked the road leading to a car ferry to the annexed Crimea, as was reported by the Crimean media on the evening of February 16th.

    The Crimea-inform website, a mouthpiece for the Crimean government, reports, citing a witness to the incident, that the trucks blocked traffic near the village of Ilyich. The truckers are protesting the long wait time for the ferry to the Crimea.

    "Using their trucks, drivers completely blocked the road …