Contents tagged with Kerch

  • Hague Tribunal confirms its jurisdiction over Ukraine’s case against Russia on Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague has confirmed that it has jurisdiction to consider Ukraine’s case against Russia for Moscow’s violation of international law in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko.

    “The maritime law case is moving forward! The arbitration tribunal in the Hague has confirmed its jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit regarding the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, as well as the theft of our natural resources,” Prystaiko …

  • Russia refuses to hand over Ukrainian naval boats captured in the Kerch Strait

    Ukraine must “publicly acknowledge its provocation” before Russia will give back the naval vessels it captured near the Kerch Strait, said Sergey Tsekov, a member of Russia’s Federation Council, as cited by TASS.

    “Ukraine, as far as I know, still has not publicly acknowledged the fact of its provocation in the Kerch Strait. I think that’s exactly what they should have done. And afterwards, they could talk about property,” Tsekov remarked.

    He said that the ships could still “be of interest to …

  • 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 …

  • Russia will exhibit weapons seized in Syria in annexed Crimea

    A mobile train exhibition featuring “trophy weapons and military equipment” seized from Syria will stop at Sevastopol and Kerch, reports the press service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. 

    The report notes that this exhibition will be held from March 1 to March 3 as part of the “military-patriotic action” the “Syrian Turning Point”. 

    According to the RIA Novosti news agency, the exposition consists of ten open railway platforms displaying models of military engineering equipment, artillery …

  • Ukrainian journalist: Russia deployed additional warships in the Sea of Azov

    The corvette Kerch of the coast guard of the Border Service of the Russian Federal Security Service arrived in Rostov on the way to the Azov Sea, stated Andrii Klymenko, the head of the Ukrainian civic movement Maidan of foreign affairs, on Facebook.

    “On November 18, at about 19:00, the towing caravan bound from Petersburg-Yaroslavl to the occupied Crimea, which included a new Svetlyak-type corvette called Kerch, arrived in the port of Rotov-on-Don. It was towed by the tugboats SHLUZOVOY 65 ( …

  • Media: Despite sanctions Ukrainian cargo ship delivers ore from Turkey to Crimea then safely sails back to Ukraine

    The Nefterudovoz 45 M oil and ore tanker sailing under the Ukrainian flag has delivered approximately 10,000 tons of ilmenite ore from the city of Samsun in Turkey to the Kerch Strait, re-loaded it in a harbor for further delivery to the closed port in Kerch in the Russian-annexed Crimea and returned to Kherson (Ukraine).

    The information was reported on February 17th by the Ukrainian Center of Investigative Journalism, citing data from the Marine Traffic online tracking service, which …

  • Two of Akhmetov’s factories confiscated in Kerch

    Crimea’s “Council of Ministers” decided to proceed with the compulsory buyout of two factories in Kerch affiliated with Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, reported the Russian newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the companies’ administration and the Crimean “government”.

    According to the publication, on the 6th of March, representatives of the Crimean “government” and the “administration” of Kerch met with employees of the Kerch Switch Plant and the Kerch Metallurgical …

  • Passengers at Kerch crossing complain of long lines and wait times

    Passengers complain that the waiting time in a queue on the Kerch ferry crossing takes up to 7-10 hours. People are actively discussing the collapse on the Kerch crossing in social media, posting photos of car queues on the ferry crossing. According to them, they have to wait for several hours in collector. Huge traffic jams were reported in front of collectors.

    “We drove a car into the first collector at 1:00 PM, waiting fifth in line. We were informed that it would take 1.5 to 2 hours to …