Contents tagged with Aksyonov

  • Aksyonov: Crimea has become an unassailable fortress after its reunification with Russia

    In an interview with National Public Radio, the Head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, stated that after the Crimea’s accession to Russia, the peninsula became “an unassailable fortress”.

    “The Crimea will never return to Ukraine and it is useless to impose any conditions to achieve this,” Aksyonov said.

    He noted that the Crimea has become “an unassailable fortress” and faces no military threats.

    The Crimea peninsula was annexed by the Russian Federation in March 2014 by the deployment of …

  • Head of Crimea promises to complete the Kerch bridge in new year

    The Russian-appointed head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, promised in his New Year's address that construction of the Kerch bridge and the thermal power station will be completed in 2018. A video of the greeting was posted on Aksyonov’s official YouTube channel.

    "The new Simferopol international airport terminal - the largest in the south of Russia - will receive its first passengers. The first electric power plant in Simferopol will give its first current. A flow of cars will pass along the …

  • Head of Crimea: terrorist sleeper cells are operating on the peninsular

    The head of the Crimea's Russian-controlled administration, Sergey Aksyonov, said that there are ‘sleeper cells’ of international terrorist organizations on the peninsula, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to him, there are several threatening factors that influence the situation in the field of countering terrorism.

    "Firstly, it is the destructive activity of the activists of the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian national separatism, as well as the presence on the peninsula of "sleeper cells" of …

  • Head of Crimea prohibited Crimean officials from accepting foreign awards and titles without permission

    The head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov ordered Crimean officials to ask permission to receive foreign titles or awards. A corresponding decree was published on the website of the Russian Government of the Crimea.

    "The person who receives a rank or award from a foreign state, international organization, political party or other public institution shall submit to the head of the Crimea within three working days a request for permission to take an honorary or special title," the text of the …

  • Head of Crimea calls for increased control of the migrants in the peninsula

    The Kremlin-controlled head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, demanded that members of the Russian anti-terrorist commission increase control over migration flows to the annexed Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Russian government of the Crimea."Regarding this issue, I think it is necessary to work more closely with law enforcement agencies and the executive authorities of the Crimea," the press service quotes Aksyonov as saying.The head of Crimea also discussed the need for …

  • Head of Crimea wants to create Silicon Valley on the peninsula

    Crimean authorities believe that it possible to create an IT technology hub, similar to Silicon Valley in the American state of California, on the peninsula, as stated by the head of the republic, Sergey Aksyonov, TASS reports.

    Aksyonov noted that authorities in the region want "people” who will be engaged in the development of IT technologies “to come" to the Crimea. "We thought about creating a center here similar to Silicon Valley, and we are thinking about how this can be accomplished," …

  • Crimean officials organize a reception for Chinese tourists visiting the peninsula

    A group of Chinese tourists, representatives of think tanks and businesses came to the annexed Crimea for a vacation. On September 22, they met with the head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov and the Speaker of the Russian Parliament of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov.

    This was reported by the press service of the Crimean parliament. The Chinese tourists came to "study the prospects of educational tourism, including a gastronomic program."

    "I am ready to show our achievements in the field of …

  • Ukraine reveals criminal past of the Head of Crimea

    The so-called head of annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov was an active member of the Crimean organized crime group "Salem" in the 1990s and 2000s, who only managed to avoid prison thanks to powerful patrons, as stated in an interview with the Observer news website by the first deputy head of the National Police of Ukraine, the head of the criminal police, Vyacheslav Abroskin.

    "In the 90’s, when I first started to work on the investigation in Crimea, the problem with organized crime came to the …

  • Head of Crimea calls the prices and quality of fuel on the peninsula unacceptable

    The Kremlin-appointed head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, is dissatisfied with the fuel prices and quality at gas stations on the peninsula, as indicated in a Facebook post he made on September 6th.

    Aksyonov noted that the 95 RON gasoline is not carried by some gas stations in Crimea. "The cost of 95 RON gasoline on average is 43 rubles 30 kopeks ($0.76), 98 RON gasoline - 47 rubles ($0.82). In the neighboring regions of the Russian Federation, fuel prices are 10% lower," he wrote.

    The …

  • Head of the Crimea signs law on restructuring debt of Crimeans to Ukrainian banks

    The Kremlin-appointed head of the Crimean government, Sergei Aksyonov, has signed the main version of a draft law on the procedure for restructuring debt of the Crimeans on loans taken from Ukrainian banks prior to the annexation of the peninsula. Aksyonov reported this on Facebook on August 14.

    "The bill will still be discussed and adjusted, but the main points will remain intact: legal entities and individuals that are in arrears of up to 5 million rubles ($83,478 USD)are completely exempted …