Contents tagged with crimea

  • Crimean Bridge builders left unpaid

    15 companies involved in the construction of the Crimean Bridge are complaining that they have not been paid their contractual dues. Cumulatively they are owed nearly half a billion rubles (around $16 million), Radio Liberty reports.

    Small enterprises from Russia’s Krasnodar Krai have been affected. They have not been paid by the subcontractor, Deco, which signed the primary contract with SGM-Most, a company owned by Vladimir Putin’s friend Arkady Rotenberg.

    According to public court records, …

  • Ukraine to initiate new wave of pressure on Russia to release captured sailors

    In the near future, Ukraine plans to initiate a new wave of pressure on Russia to release the sailors who were captured at the end of November 2018, retired Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told the “5 Channel” TV station in an interview.

    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has ordered Russia to immediately release the 24 Ukrainian sailors and the captured ships and to send the tribunal an initial report confirming its compliance by 25 June. The new wave of pressure will …

  • Russia decides to classify information on companies in Crimea

    The Russian government decreed that access to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities (USRLE) can be restricted if the company is registered in Crimea or Sevastopol.

    Access to data from the USRLE can also be restricted if it contains information on companies’ branches or offices in the said regions.

    The information will also be treated as classified if the legal entity is under foreign sanctions or is related to the state defense order.

    Lawyers interviewed by BFM radio station observed …

  • Kyiv: Russia deployed 82000 troops along Ukrainian border in Donbas and Crimea

    The Chief of the Verification Department of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Andriy Gudz, at a briefing in Kyiv, said that "the total number of troops that Russia holds along the state border of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is about 82 thousand soldiers." He noted that these are combat-ready troops.

    According to Gudz, at the moment there are more than 25 battalion tactical groups along the state border of Ukraine in the …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky: I'll tell Putin that Crimea and Donbas are Ukraine

    In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that he will start a conversation at a possible meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin with the issue of the Donbas and Crimea.

    "Let's start with the fact that the Donbas and the Crimea are Ukraine," Zelensky said.

    He expressed hope that Crimea will return to Ukraine as soon as possible.

    "I love Crimea so much. I've been there many, many times. This is a unique place in Ukraine with its nature …

  • Leader of pro-Russian party Renato Usatii returns to Moldova after governmental transition of power

    After the governmental transition of power, the leader of the pro-Russian “Our Party” Renato Usatii returned to Moldova.

    According to the news outlet NewsMaker, he crossed into the country from Romania, entering at the Sculeni checkpoint. He was immediately detained in connection with the earlier charges levied against him and taken to the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases.

    Usatii spent some time in the interrogation room, after which he left the building and …

  • Russia plans to return to PACE meetings with MPs from Crimea

    The Russian delegation plans to resume participation in sessions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) as early as the session in June. The chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin stated this to journalists, as reported Dozhd.

    According to him, if on the first day of the June 24 PACE session a resolution is adopted to restore the participation rights of the delegation from the Russian Federation, Moscow will immediately send in its notice …

  • Russia allows companies to classify data on work in Crimea

    The Russian government has allowed to classify the information about legal entities working in the occupied Crimea. The corresponding resolution No. 729 was published and signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on June 10.

    The resolution states that access to information in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of the Russian Federation may be restricted if a company works on the territory of the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol. Companies that work on the Russian state defense …

  • Spanish consul swims across Kerch Strait in violation of Ukraine's ban

    Spain’s Honorary Consul in Uzbekistan Alfonso Lopez Pandiella participated in the Russian X-Waters competition on June 1, swimming across the Kerch Strait from the Chushka Spit, in the Krasnodar Territory of Russia, to the Yeni-Kale fortress in Kerch, reported Radio Svoboda.

    Pandiella confirmed this fact to journalists but declined to comment on whether the organizers had warned him about the consequences of visiting the annexed Crimea.

    “I don’t know. No comment,” he said.

    The diplomat also …

  • NATO: Alliance exercises in Baltic are not directed against third countries

    NATO's large-scale naval military exercises in the Baltic sea named BALTOPS-2019 that have started on Sunday, "are not directed against third countries," said the official representative of the Alliance Oana Lungescu.

    Russia is the only country in the Baltic region that does not participate in these maneuvers. Two other vital Baltic states, Sweden and Finland, who are not members of NATO, also participate in the exercises as partners.

    "The Baltic sea has strategic importance for the Alliance. …