Contents tagged with annexation of Crimea

  • Italian Foreign Ministry: We do not recognize the annexation of the Crimea

    The Italian government recognizes international law and supports the sanctions policy of the European Union, which is why it does not recognize Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, stated Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi during a parliamentary session, Ansa news agency reports.

    “The government respects the rules of international law. Italy did not recognize regional authorities appointed in March 2014 following the EU sanctions,” Milanesi said in response to left wing MP Laura …

  • Ukrainian President thanks the US for a clear stance on the Crimea

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed gratitude to the United States of America for decisive rejection of the Russian annexation of Crimea and called for foreign policy partners to support the "Crimean Declaration" by the USA.

    "I welcome Washington's historic statement on the non-recognition of the attempt at annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea by the Russian aggressor. This is a worthy response to the Kremlin's hybrid provocations after Helsinki. I am sincerely grateful to the …

  • Italian Ambassador confirms his country's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity

    Davide La Cecilia, Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, confirmed his country's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity at all international platforms.

    He made this statement during his meeting with Olena Zerkal, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine on European integration, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.

    The Italian diplomat was invited to this meeting for explanations in connection with statements by the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini …

  • Media: Sweden studies possible scenarios of Russian invasion

    Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Sweden has paid greater attention to its own territorial defense, the newspaper L’Express reports. Recently Sweden deployed a new regiment on its Gotland island, for the first time since the end of World War II. Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven were present at the ceremony in honor of this historic event.

    According to L’Express, Swedish analysts anticipate possible crises and even a war in northern Europe. After the …

  • Volker: US will not recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    The US does not plan to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, said US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker in an interview with the German TV channel OstWest.

    “I think the American media rushed with the story on the possibility of recognizing the annexation of Crimea. The White House has further expressed itself very clearly: US National Security Advisor John Bolton and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have explained that the US does not plan to …

  • Merkel: Russian annexation of Crimea and war in Donbas justify increase in German defense expenditures

    Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and its support of separatists in the East of Ukraine have become prime reasons for Germany to increase its defense expenditure, Merkel stated, DW reports.

    "Challenges faced by NATO have changed dramatically in recent years,” Merkel stated. According to the German Chancellor, it is important for NATO to focus on the protection of the Alliance after Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and its support of separatists in the East of Ukraine.

    "To do this, we should …

  • Peskov: Putin and Trump will not discuss Crimea

    The subject of the annexation of Crimea will not be on the agenda when U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet, said Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, at a press conference. “The Russian President has repeatedly said that the issue of Crimea will not be on the agenda,” Peskov said.

    According to him, Putin is still willing to discuss compromises with Trump on any other matter.

    The meeting between Trump and Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, in …

  • Russia to film another documentary about annexation of Crimea by ‘green men’

    On March 18, a documentary will be filmed about the events of February-March 2014 in annexed Sevastopol near the polling stations for the "election" of the Russian president.

    Russia's Interfax news agency reports, referring to the press service of the government of Sevastopol, that the film "Chronicle of the Russian Spring" based on recollections by Sevastopol residents will be shot using 135 cameras by young volunteer camera operators."

    "The filming will take place at special venues near the …

  • Putin says that Russia was forced to annex Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was consciously led to annex Crimea.

    “Sometimes it seems to me - and I think that there are certain grounds for this - that someone consciously led us to such a line, and once there, we had to act the way we acted. Not many expected that we would act so quickly, so resolutely, if not boldly,” said Putin in TV host Vladimir Soloviev’s film “World Order 2018.” The film is on Soloviev’s Vkontakte page.

    According to Putin, he did not doubt that …

  • Turchynov: 'heroes' claiming that Russian annexation of Crimea could have been prevented are lying

    Some recent claims asserting that the Russian annexation of the Crimea in 2014 could have been prevented are not true, according to statements made by the chairperson of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, in his witness statements before the court where he was testifying in a high treason case against the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.

    “Former Chief of General Staff, Volodymyr Zamana, misled the court when he stated that in February 2014 he …