Category Archives: Crimea

Twenty-nine countries confirm participation in Crimean Platform summit

Already 29 countries have confirmed their participation in the Crimean Platform summit in Kyiv on August 23. “The first summit of the Crimean Platform will take place on August 23. This is an initiative of Ukraine, which was supported by dozens of our international partners. We bring Crimea back on the world agenda to bring it back home, to Ukraine.

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Some 28 countries confirm their participation in Crimean Platform’s summit – Kuleba

To date, some 28 countries and international organizations have confirmed their participation in the Crimean Platform inaugural summit, which will be held in Kyiv on August 23, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said. “As of today, 28 countries and international organizations have already confirmed their participation in the Crimean Platform summit. This will be an unprecedented international event in the

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If no end to Donbas war is seen in foreseeable future…

… It could be better to ensure a “conflict freeze” than to end it on Kremlin’s terms, and the Ukrainian people seem to be ready to embrace the option On July 20-21, two closely related news regarding the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions burst into the Ukrainian media space. Firstly, this is an interview by Dmitry Kozak, deputy

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Tourist season in Crimea may end earlier due to growing number of Covid-infected

About 400 new cases of infection are registered on the peninsula every day The annexed Crimea could be closed to tourists if the epidemiological situation on the peninsula continues to deteriorate. This was stated by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov at a meeting of the operational headquarters on preventing coronavirus spread in

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Billboards calling for recognition of self-proclaimed Donetsk, Luhansk ‘republics’ appear in occupied Crimea

Propaganda was placed by Russian political party named A Just Russia – Patriots – For Truth The billboards appeared on the outskirts of occupied Sevastopol calling for recognition of the independence of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, as Crimea. Realities reports.   It is noted that propaganda billboards appeared in the area of ​​the Meckenziyevi Mountains near

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Ukraine infuriates Moscow ‘by awarding Royal Navy commander who sailed close to Crimea with “Defender of Ukraine” medal’

Ukraine has reportedly awarded a top honour to Commander Vincent Owen, 42 It comes after he took the HMS Defender into disputed area of the Crimean seas Russia said they fired warning shots at the British Type 45 destroyer last month  Reports of the captain’s award have sparked a new round of hostility in Moscow Ukraine has awarded a top honour to

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Russian aggression against Ukraine: UK response to OSCE

Ambassador Neil Bush responds to Ambassadors Çevik and Grau and discusses OSCE’s efforts in response to Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine. Thank you Madam Chairperson. Ambassador Çevik, Ambassador Grau we are grateful for your reports today and all your efforts towards a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict. The UK still has significant concerns about the heightened tensions caused

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Covid-19: Mortality anti-record recorded in occupied Crimea

Over the past three weeks, the death rate has risen by 62% An anti-record death toll from coronavirus infection was set in the occupied Crimea last week, Krym Realii reports. “This week we have an anti-record. We have seen a significant increase in mortality compared to the previous two. The trend continues, over the past three weeks, the death rate

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In Yalta sea water “urine color”. The mayor wishes tourists an “unforgettable vacation”

On June 18, 2021, a flood occurred in Yalta. Because in less than a day the three-month norm of precipitation fell. Water from the mountains washed away dirt and stones. Dozens of houses were flooded and 54 people were injured. The disaster damaged cars, streets and the waterfront. The sea became tricolor from the silt. Radio Svoboda checked whether this affected the number of tourists in

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Ukraine recognizes three Crimean peoples as indigenous, infuriating Russia

On 1 July, the majority of the MPs in the Ukrainian parliament – Verkhovna Rada – has voted for the President’s bill on indigenous peoples to protect the rights of autochthonous ethnic minorities. Experts see the adoption of the law as Ukraine’s success in building civilized interethnic relations within the country, Meanwhile, Russia doesn’t like the new legislation because it would rather prefer ethnic

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My answer to Lavrov about the Crimea and “Malvinas”

Vitaly Portnikov As is often the case with propagandists of authoritarian regimes, Sergey Lavrov himself contradicts his own logic when he gets entangled in historical examples. In a new paper published at the same time the magazine ” Russia in Global Affairs” and the publication ” Kommersant”, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is trying to call the civilized world to respect the rule of authoritarianism

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PACE summer session starts in Strasbourg

On June 21-24, Strasbourg will host the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) On June 21-24, Strasbourg will host the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Due to quarantine restrictions, delegates will work in hybrid format, allowing members to participate remotely or attend in person in Strasbourg, Ukrinform writes. The Assembly will

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Crimean occupation authorities announce “catastrophic damage” after floods in Yalta

Rivers overflowed their banks because of the rains The “head” of the occupied Crimea announced catastrophic flood damage in Yalta. This was reported by the RIA-Novosti agency. According to him, some people completely lost their property, as the rivers overflowed their banks because of the rains. He called the flood in Yalta a “natural disaster” and linked it with the

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How Russia “overcame” Crimea’s water blockade

Spoiler alert: it didn’t. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu claims that Russia has set up a 32-kilometer temporary water pipeline in the occupied Crimea, which he says helped lift the “water blockade” of the peninsula before the trunk water pipeline construction is completed. The statement can be viewed as a post-truth policy and propaganda message that doesn’t correspond to the

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ukraine: National Broadcasting Council fines pro-Russian TV channels for inciting war

23:15, 27.05.21 – UNIAN The amount of penalties in relation to each of the outlets exceeds UAH 100,000. The National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting has applied fines to NewsOne, NASH, and 112 Ukraine TV channels for inciting war and discrimination against Ukraine’s Armed Forces. That’s according to the Council’s press service. NewsOne and 112 Ukraine have been

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Brian Bonner: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

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 demise Russian

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Pull off a kangaroo court in five easy steps: a how-to guide from Russia

Article by: Yuliia Rudenko Edited by: Alya Shandra Do you need to jail a political opponent? Demonize an entire ethnicity for geopolitical benefits? Look no further, we have the perfect guide for you. Russia currently holds behind bars at least 121 Ukrainians for politically motivated reasons. The bulk of them are Crimean Tatars arrested in occupied Crimea, where Russia has used

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“The People who could not get into the carriage were beaten by the soldiers with rifle butts.” Deportation of Crimean Tatars – in the stories of seven eyewitnesses

In memory of the victims of one of the most inhuman crimes of the Soviet regime, Ukraine celebrates on May 18 the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide. It was on the night of May 18 that thousands of women, children, war invalids and elderly people were expelled from their homes in a matter of

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Bucharest Format states condemn Russian actions near Ukraine’s border, Black Sea

08:05, 11 May 2021 – 112UA Bucharest Format countries confirmed support of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova in their internationally recognized borders. Nine countries of Bucharest Format Summit have condemned aggressive actions of Russia near the border of Ukraine and in the Black Sea as Euractiv cited joint statement of the presidents of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,

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Polish president to take part in Crimean Platform Summit – Zelensky

23:50, 03.05.21 – UNIAN The summit is scheduled for August 23, 2021. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, will take part in the first summit of the Crimean Platform, an international platform designed to facilitate the end of the Russian occupation of Crimea. Zelensky made the comment at a joint briefing on the results of bilateral

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Most Russians Support Annexation of Crimea – Poll

Most Russians support the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and do not believe Russia violated international agreements when it took the action in 2014, according to an independent survey published on Monday.  The Levada Center polling agency said 86% of respondents supported the annexation, while 71% of respondents did not see it as illegal and only 9% said they did. 

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