Category Archives: Crimea

Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine’s Committed Partner

November 10, 2019 Since I returned to Ukraine in June, one thing has been clear everywhere I’ve gone – from Lviv to Mariupol, from universities to military facilities, from government offices to NGOs’ workspaces — Ukraine is brimming with energy and new ideas. New ideas to resolve the conflict in the East while protecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. New

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UN General Assembly to consider two resolutions related to Crimea by the end of the year

Until the end of 2019, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will consider two draft resolutions related to the Russian occupation of Crimea. According to Ukrinform, this is a draft resolution on the violation of human rights and Russia’s militarization of the Ukrainian peninsula. The draft resolution on the violation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea, initiated by

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“We can’t help” – Japan refused visa to Crimean saxophonist due to non-recognition of Russian annexation of Crimea

Japanese authorities have banned the entry of a saxophonist from Crimea Veronika Kozhukharova, who received a Russian passport after the illegal Russian annexation of the peninsula. Her colleague, harpist and composer Aleksandr Boldachev, with whom the young woman was supposed to perform in Japan, informed about the incident. The Japanese embassy in Moscow insists that Kozhukharova obtain a visa in

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Garbage problem in occupied Yalta led to emergency declared

In Russian-occupied Yalta, a state of emergency was declared due to poor sanitary conditions. Yalta “Head of administration” Ivan Imgrunt made a corresponding statement, as cited by RIA Novosti. According to Imgrunt, the situation with waste management in the city has reached a critical point, and the problem is exacerbated by the fact that the population, in fact, does not

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Fake: Ukraine Can Establish Maritime Borders Only through Recognizing Crimean Annexation

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has made Ukraine what it calls a convenient proposition, that Kyiv unblock negotiations on the delineation of maritime borders between Ukraine and Russia by recognizing the annexation of Crimea. According to Moscow, Article 298 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea should serve as the basis for resolving the issue. Russia’s Foreign

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Experts: UN report understates Moscow’s effort to Russify occupied Crimea

Ukrainian officials are pleased that the United Nations has acknowledged that Russia is an occupying power in Crimea and that it has promoted demographic change there in violation of the Geneva Convention. But Ukrainian experts are concerned that the UN report understates just how far Moscow has gone. The report, which was circulated last summer but only formally promulgated earlier

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Ukraine’s Oschadbank seals another win over Russia in int’l court

The litigation concerns losses the Ukrainian bank incurred from the illegal occupation by Russia of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Paris Court of Appeal has dismissed Russia’s appeal of the decision of the international arbitration, asking for a suspension of the enforcement of $1.3 billion in favor of Oschadbank. The litigation concerns losses the Ukrainian bank incurred from the

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Desperately Seeking Recognition

Crimea is Ukraine. However, the Kremlin and its propaganda machinery will go many extra miles to seek out support of the inaccurate claim that Crimea’s status changed as a result of Russia’s invasion and illegal annexation in 2014. This craving for recognition forces pro-Kremlin media to produce a monotonous and ritualised flow of variations over a well-known theme: someone somewhere

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NATO announces purpose of its leadership’s upcoming Ukraine visit

22:00, 21 October 2019 Chief of NATO representation to Ukraine spoke about the Oct 30-31 visit’s agenda. Head of NATO Representation and NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine, Alexander Vinnikov, says that the Alliance seeks to deepen dialogue with the new Ukrainian authorities. Speaking at the “Ukraine-NATO: What’s on the Negotiating Table?” discussion panel in Kyiv Monday, he said that next

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Russia’s FSB coercing Crimea residents into gathering info on pro-Ukrainian locals

22:40, 21 October 2019 UKRAINE Among others, it is internet providers who are getting recruited by security operatives. The Federal Security Service of Russia is forcing citizens living in the temporarily occupied Crimea to illegally gather personal data on pro-Ukrainian residents of the peninsula for the purpose of their further persecution, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine reports. “SBU counterintelligence

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Fake: Ukrainian Diaspora Condemns Sanctions against Crimea

Ukrainians from different countries are calling for the lifting of sanctions against Crimea, several Russian media outlets declared last week. 15 representatives of Ukrainian emigres from various countries announced that unification of the peninsula with Russia must be recognized, Komsomolskaya Pravda claimed. Not one organization representing the Ukrainian diaspora has made such a claim, quite the contrary, Ukrainian emigres speak

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Russia’s replacement of population in occupied Crimea violates Geneva Contention – UN report

In December 2018, the UN General Assembly approved the Ukrainian resolution A/RES/73/263 on the protection of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation. The resolution, among other things, required the UN Secretary-General to report on its implementation on the 74th UN General Assembly’s session in the fall of 2019. A formal presentation of

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Zelensky states necessity to elaborate strategy on Crimea, Donbas de-occupation

21:19, 2 October 20191100 The concept should include measures on the reparation to the victims of war, prosecution of guilty due to commitment of grave crimes President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated about the necessity to elaborate the concept of transitional justice to overcome the consequences of the armed conflict in Donbas and the achievement of peace as President’s Office reported. “It should include

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Ukraine: Military aircraft transported across Kerch Strait Bridge to Russia (Photos)

15:17, 01 October 2019 The Su-27 fighter aircraft were transported by car from Crimea to Russia’s Krasnodar Krai. Military aircraft have been transported across the Kerch Strait Bridge to the Russian Federation. The relevant photos were posted on Twitter by blogger RoksolanaToday&Crimea25%. It became known the Su-27 fighter aircraft were transported by car from Crimea to Russia’s Krasnodar Krai. In

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UN Slams Human Rights Violations in Crimea

The United Nations has decried human rights violations in Russian-held Crimea and conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, a land grab that Western countries have refused to recognize. The Crimean Tatars, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority, have largely opposed Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the peninsula and has seen its local self-governing body banned as an

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