Category Archives: Crimea

Ukraine’s ministry asks not to use the term ‘annexation’ regarding Crimea

19:48, 20 November 2020 – Source : 112 Ukraine The term ‘annexation’ is erroneous regarding Crimea, according to Ukraine’s Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories. The Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories asks not to call Crimea ‘annexed’ because the term ‘annexation’ is erroneous toward Crimea and it contradicts the Ukrainian legislation as Deputy Minister for the Reintegration

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Russian government accuses Crimea residents in fresh water shortages on peninsula

Russian law enforcement agencies to control the proper use of water and watering gardens The government of the Russian Federation believes that the residents of annexed Crimea are themselves to blame for the lack of water on the peninsula, as they “steal water from each other.” This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin,

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Ukrainian President: those who surrendered Crimea to Russia must be held accountable

Ukrainian statesmen, who surrendered Crimea to Russia without a fight in 2014, must be held accountable, stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the annual address to the Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports. According to the President, Ukraine is building a strong army, which will not allow the enemy to encroach on territorial integrity or take away part of the territories without a

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Russia allocates 65 million dollars to ensure water supply in Crimea

Also, the Russian Federation intends to allocate $ 11 million for the overhaul of water pipelines The Russian government has allocated 4.95 billion rubles ($ 65 million) to provide water supply in Crimea. The corresponding order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the press service of the Russian government reports. “The Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol

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UN calls on Russia to stop tortures and lift ban on Mejlis activities in Crimea

The UN calls on the Russian Federation to comply with the absolute prohibition of torture and to lift the ban on independent media and the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. This is stated in the third report of the UN Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Crimea, entitled “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous

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Parades and propaganda: how Russia erases the Ukrainian identity of kids in occupied Crimea

Article by: Iryna Sedova, analyst with the Crimean Human Rights Group Since 2016, Russian occupying authorities have introduced a strategic educational program to make Crimean children forget their Ukrainian identity and become ardent patriots of Russia. The goals of this program are clearly defined: encouraging military service in the Russian army, imposing moral responsibility for the fate of all Russians wherever

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

By Illia Ponomarenko. Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose

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Medvedchuk’s channels frightened Ukrainians with a US nuclear strike – monitoring

If American planes fly over Ukraine, then they will drop nuclear bombs on us, propagandists warn. The flight of American B-52 bombers over the territory of Ukraine on September 4 caused a resonance on information channels related to the “Opposition Platform – For Life”. Leaders cited the party’s position that joint exercises with NATO could exacerbate the Black Sea-Caspian region. This is

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Reservoir supplying water to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet base in occupied Crimea almost dried up (Photo)

The situation of Sevastopol’s freshwater supplies is rapidly deteriorating. Crimea’s Chornorichenske water reservoir, the main source of freshwater for Sevastopol, home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet base, is now less than half full amid continued drought. The city’s water supply situation is rapidly deteriorating, blogger Wasily Crimea wrote on Twitter posting fresh photos of the water reservoir. “The Chornorichenske water reservoir feeding

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The UN has published a new report on human rights violations in Crimea

Russia did not protect the right to a fair trial. The most common human rights violations in Crimea are illegal detentions and detention, lengthy trials, lack of access to a lawyer, torture and ill-treatment, and lack of effective remedies. This is stated  in the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). “For more than six years,

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World Leaders Congratulate Ukraine On Independence Day: “Crimea is Ukraine”

Ukraine receives congratulations from heads of state, heads of government and spiritual leaders on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of independence. U.S. President Donald Trump and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asserted their support for territorial integrity of Ukraine including Crimea. President of United States Donald Trump underscored the challenges facing Ukraine and the world this year, noting the importance

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Russia Accuses Ukraine of Allegedly “Violating Rights” of Crimeans

Russia accused Ukraine of allegedly “violating rights of Crimeans” by blocking freshwater supplies to Crimea and temporarily closing checkpoints at the administartive border between Crimea and mainland of Ukraine. “In words, being an advocate of the rights of Crimeans, in practice, Kiev violates their rights, including those to water and freedom of movement, by ongoing water blockage and closing the

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Ukrainian banner on balloons launched over occupied Crimea

20:30, 15 August 2020 – UNIAN Former political prisoner of the Kremlin, Volodymyr Balukh, shared photos of the event on a social network. Activists have launched a Ukrainian national flag into the skies over the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, says Volodymyr Balukh, a former political prisoner released from Kremlin captivity in one of the prison swap efforts. Incidentally, it was precisely

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Humanitarian Disaster Continues for 6 Years in Crimea, Not Water But Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal’s statement on supplying water to Russian-occupied Crimea drew reaction from Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People. Head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov stated that humanitarian disaster continues for six years in Crimea. Speaking to Radio Svoboda, The Prime Minister claimed that “Ukraine could resume water supplies to Crimea in the event of a humanitarian disaster.”

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Tikhanovskaya, opponent of Lukashenko in the election, at her second attempt answered whom Crimea belongs to

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, contestant of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, said that “legally Crimea is Ukrainian, in fact it is Russian.” Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Belarusian opposition politician and presidential candidate, at her second attempt gave answer on Crimea status. She discussed it during her interview for Euroradio. “I can answer to that from the point of view of a human being, a

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Minibus Crash in Crimea: At Least Nine Killed, Nine Injured

At least nine people, including two children, were killed after a minibus crashed in Crimea in the early hours of Friday, authorities in the Russian-annexed peninsula said. The minibus was carrying tourists from the southern Russian city of Krasnodar to occupied Sevastopol in Crimea. Driver of the minibus fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a large truck near

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Russian FSB tortures detainees in occupied Crimea – UN

Employees of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation and other law enforcement authorities in Crimea, use torture; in particular beatings, electric shocks and suffocation, to force victims to incriminate themselves, cooperate with law enforcement or testify against others. This was said in a recently published report by the UN Secretary-General on human rights violations in the temporarily

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EU expects Russia to end pressure on Crimean Tatars

22:59, 08 July 2020 – UNIAN The EU expects all illegally detained Ukrainians to be released without delay. The European Union has commented on recent detentions in Russia-occupied Crimea, saying it expects Russia will end the pressure on Crimean Tatars. “The EU expects Russia to end the pressure on the Crimean Tatar community. International human rights standards must be guaranteed

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UN releases second report on human rights situation in occupied Crimea

The interim report of the UN Secretary-General on the “Situation of Human Rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine” has been released as mandated by United Nations General Assembly resolution 74/168. The report covers the period of 1 July to 31 December 2019. “I am honoured to present reports by the Secretary General and

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Head of Crimea refuses to ask Ukrainian President to resume water supply to peninsula

The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that the Crimean authorities will not ask the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to resume the supply of water to the peninsula. “Besides Zelensky, no one in Ukraine can make such a decision, everything else is a talk about nothing,” said Aksyonov in an interview for Russian 24 TV channel. He added

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