Contents tagged with Sevastopol

  • Putin: Sevastopol was legally always a part of Russia

    During a meeting with the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Sevastopol, “was legally always a part of Russia.”

    Sobyanin noted that Moscow and Sevastopol are sister cities, and “at all times, even when Sevastopol was not a part of Russia,” the Russian capital always helped it. Putin interrupted Sobyanin, saying that Sevastopol formally has always been a Russian city.

    “Sevastopol has always been legally part of Russia. It was a city under central …

  • China refuses to repair Russian ship because of US sanctions

    A ship repair company in Shanghai refused to meet its contractual obligations to repair the Neptun for the Russia-based Gudzon shipping company, whose ships have already experienced sanctions-related issues in South Korea. As Gudzon director Gennady Kononenko told TASS on Wednesday, the Chinese company refused to perform the repairs because Gudzon’s ships are on the US’s North Korea sanctions list.

    “We have a ship, the Neptun, which is in Shanghai for repairs. Today I am already in Shanghai …

  • Russian ship detained in South Korean port due to US sanctions

    The Russian cargo ship Sevastopol belonging to the Vladivostok-based Hudson shipping company has been detained in the South Korean Port of Busan, reported on Saturday, September 29, by Pyotr Osichansky, a representative of the International Transport Workers’ Federation of Russia (ITF) in the Far East.

    According to him, the Sevastopol was arrested by “an agent who does not give authorization for departure”. The vessel’s captain received a letter in Korean with the relevant information on the …

  • Kremlin's main biker begins his show in Sevastopol

    The Night Wolves, a motorcycle club closely linked to the Kremlin, organized and started a bike show "The Russian Dream" the Mount Gasfort area in the annexed Sevastopol, the leader of the bikers, Alexander Zaldostanov aka "Surgeon" announced this on his Facebook page.

    According to RIA Krym report, the first day of the event traditionally starts with a concert that includes Russian rock performers. The "December" band from St. Petersburg opened this year’s rock concert. An American-Russian …

  • Russia starts shipping Crimean grain to Syria out of annexed Sevastopol

    According to the June 14 edition of New Sevastopol, Sevastopol Sea Port Director Sergey Yemelyanov reported that his seaport has shipped its first 3,800 tons grain delivery from Krasnohvardiiske for delivery to Syria.

    At the same time Yemelyanov did not name the Syrian port to which the grain will be delivered. According to local media reports, the Port Director forbade journalists from photographing the ship "so that the ship owner does not have problems with sanctions."

    The management of …

  • Crimean authorities say they are ready to help rebuild Syrian cities

    At a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad, the governor of the annexed Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov, announced that the Crimean authorities, which are subordinated to Kremlin, are ready to cooperate with Syria in trade and the restoration of Syrian cities, as reported by the press service of the Russian government reported on May 19.

    "Sevastopol is ready for cooperation not only with regard to the supply of goods, but also the restoration of the cities of Syria. It is …

  • Media: Putin might vote in Crimea during the presidential elections

    Russian President Vladimir Putin might vote in Sevastopol for the March 18th Presidential elections, the newspaper Kommersant writes.

    According to the newspaper’s source, the region was chosen based on anticipated low turnout for the Russian Presidential election. During the previous federal elections, Vladimir Putin always voted in Moscow."However, after the change in the legislation in 2017, it became easier to vote at the place of residence rather than registration. The expert said that …

  • Interior Ministry of Ukraine to create a patrol police force for Crimea and Sevastopol

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine intends to form a patrol police force in the Crimea and Sevastopol that will work “in other areas” until the peninsula is freed from "Russian occupation", stated the Minister of Interior, Arsen Avakov, at the annual college meeting of the Interior Ministry in Kyiv, the UNN news reports.

    After the de-occupation of the Crimea, “the police divisions that will have been formed will be transferred to the Crimea,” the Minister explained.

    At the same time, …

  • More than 40 ships from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet conduct exercises in Sevastopol

    In Sevastopol, on December 28, more than 40 ship crews from the Russian Black Sea Fleet practiced preparation for an extended naval, the use of weapons and technical equipment, as reported by the press service of the Southern Military District of Russia.

    "The crews are training to work for the survivability of the ship when berthing at the pier, practicing counter-sabotage and anti-aircraft defense," the report said. The training tasks include daily organization of service; routine and rest of …

  • Sevastopol Catholics attend Christmas Eve service in the rain outside closed doors of a Catholic church

    A Catholic worshiper community in the name of Saint Clement of Rome in Sevastopol, the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine, held a Christmas church service on December 24. Approximately one hundred church-goers attended the service ministered at the closed doors of a Catholic church at Ushakova square.

    The worshipers stood under the rain and mostly in the darkness due to absence of proper lighting, according to a reporter from Krym Realii online. Father Anatoly, the priest who ministered …