Category Archives: Crimea

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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Ukraine to get occupied Crimea back – Zelensky

Zelensky has congratulated all Ukrainians, primarily the Crimean Tatars, on Day of the Crimean Tatar flag. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assures Ukraine will regain control over the temporarily occupied Crimea. “We will get them back – both Crimea and its people. We very much believe in this,” the president said while visiting the Kherson Airport, which is undergoing a massive

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UN Secretary-General’s report on Crimea reveals new violations of Russia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who published a report on human rights violations in the temporarily occupied Crimea in pursuance of the General Assembly resolution, has clearly documented Russia’s new violations of international humanitarian law. “The report of the UN Secretary-General clearly defines the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as the territories of Ukraine which are temporarily

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‘Toxic ex here’: Ukraine side answered to Russian tweets about ‘Russian Crimea’

Official Russian account wrote about nostalgia of many Ukrainians in USSR Ukrainian Twitter account answered the Russian on tweets about the nostalgia of many Ukrainians for Soviet Ukraine and the “Russian Crimea”. This is evidenced by a message on the official Twitter page. “Toxic ex here (toxic former here, – ed.),” The Ukrainian side commented on the Russian message. In

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Russia’s European lobby: Italian provocations against Ukraine have been directed from the Kremlin

Article by: Natalia Tolub Promote Ukraine together with the International Center for Countering Russian Propaganda is finalizing a study on the Kremlin’s “mouthpieces” in Europe. Today we will consider Italy, which is one of the three largest economic partners of Ukraine in the EU and is one of the main trade partners of our country in the world. But we should

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River almost dries out amid water shortage in occupied Crimea (Photo)

The relevant photos were posted by a local blogger. A water-shortage disaster has been unfolding in the Russian-occupied Crimea, which is evidenced by the recent photos of the Salgir River in the city of Simferopol. The photos recently posted on Twitter by blogger RoksolanaToday&Crimea25% (@KrimRT) show the river-bed that has been almost dried out and covered with weeds. In contrast,

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A Reminder: Crimea is NOT Kosovo

Translation from Russian: Kosovska Mitrovica: Kosovo is Serbian; Crimea is Russian. Mitrovica, Kosovo. Photo: Allan Leonard; Creative Commons license  Article by: David L. Phillips / The Adriatic Report Russia is pointing to the “Kosovo precedent“ as justification for its actions in Crimea. This is a false argument. There are fundamental legal and political differences between the internationally sanctioned process, which culminated

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Ukraine not intending to help Russia to deal with its challenges as occupying state – FM Kuleba on water supplies to Crimea

Ukraine thoroughly looks into the events in Crimea, however, it does not plan to help Russia to deal with its challenges as an occupying state, said Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba in response to talks about the possible water supplies to Crimea by Ukraine. “We are closely looking into the events that take place on the Crimean peninsula. Of

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U.S. rejects Russia’s assertion that Moscow has improved the lives of Crimean Tatars

The U.S. rejects Russia’s assertion that Moscow has improved the lives of Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians living in Russia-occupied Crimea. “Since the so-called ‘Little Green Men’ first appeared in Crimea in 2014, the Russian regime has taken drastic steps to infringe upon the rights of Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians, causing tens of thousands to flee the peninsula,” said

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Critical water shortage in Crimea may prompt new Russian attack against Ukraine

Article by: Paul Goble The Crimean Peninsula has long suffered from water shortages, but these are now often exacerbated by the ever-more frequent winters with little-to-no rain or snow. In the last several months, under Russian occupation, those difficulties have become critical: according to Russian officials, the region has seen its reserves of potable water decline by 60 percent and will entirely run

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Ukrainian community in Crimea calls on UN to protect Russian-speaking population

Warning! This article contains the usual Russian BS. SIMFEROPOL, May 22. /TASS/. Chairperson of the Ukrainian community of Crimea Anastasiya Gridchina has called on the world community to protect the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine. Gridchina addressed the UN Security Council at an informal video conference on Thursday organized by the Russian permanent mission. According to her, the discrimination of the

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Implementation of Minsk deal in Russian interpretation a disaster for Ukraine – Yatsenyuk

The implementation of the Minsk deal in the Russian interpretation is a disaster for the Ukrainian people and for the Ukrainian state, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and founder of the Open Ukraine Foundation Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said. “Under current circumstances, I strongly believe that the Minsk deal is not even the deal with the way to nowhere, this is the

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Ukrainian Journalists who were Banned from Entering Crimea by Russia, Applied to EHCR

Ukrainian journalists, whose access to the peninsula was forbidden because they unveiled the pressures of the invading administration in Crimea, applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for the illegal actions of the occupying power. Mr. Serhiy Zayets, the lawyer of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Group, reported that Ukrainian journalist Olena Savchuk and photographer Alina Smutko have

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Pandemic adding to burdens sanctions have imposed on Moscow for seizing Crimea, Umland says

PAUL A. GOBLE The logic of the sanctions regime the West imposed on Moscow after Putin seized Ukraine’s Crimea was not only to underscore its opposition to this blatant violation of international law but also to raise the price on Moscow of occupying Ukrainian territory and eventually leading the Russian government to back down and return the peninsula. In the years since

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Russia calls Ukrainians in Crimea ‘foreigners’ and forces them to sell or lose their land

07.05.2020 | Halya Coynash HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN RUSSIAN-OCCUPIED CRIMEA Russia’s new move to strip Ukrainians of their own land in Crimea is in flagrant violation of Ukrainian and international law and will bring consequences, both for Russia and for those Russians who ‘buy’ land illegally expropriated from Ukrainians. At a joint briefing on 6 May, the Crimean Prosecutor’s Office, Office of the President’s

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SBU names number of Ukrainians held captive in occupied Donbas

23:30, 05 May 2020 The security agency has told how a list of those gone missing in the occupied areas is being formed. The number of Ukrainians held by Russian-controlled forces in the occupied Donbas exceeds 200, says the Security Service of Ukraine. As of April 30, 2020, a total of 214 persons remain in captivity, the latest data say,

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A serious but flawed look at peace in the Donbas

The International Crisis Group (ICG) issued a report on April 28 designed to promote a negotiated settlement to Moscow’s war on Ukraine. The ICG has a well-deserved reputation for its efforts to advance peaceful solutions to conflicts worldwide, so its focus on the Donbas is serious and deserves scrutiny.   The ICG report correctly insists that the conflict cannot be

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France Plans to Reset Its Relationship With Russia. Will That Work?

A deal to reduce the risk of the most catastrophic security scenario in Europe is in the interests of both sides. by John Deni France is once again pushing for improved relations with Russia. During a meeting of European Union officials this week, France’s foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, pushed to broaden Europe’s engagement with Russia, and this came on

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EU says drafting Crimean residents in Russia’s army violates international law

20:59, 13 April 2020 The EU continues to expect Russia to stop all violations of international law in the Crimean peninsula. The European Union (EU) says drafting residents of the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula in the Russian army violates international law. “The Russian Federation is carrying out conscription in the illegally-annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to

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Putin has “no other choice but to withdraw from eastern Ukraine and Crimea” – Ukraine’s foreign minister

23:20, 09 April 2020 Kuleba says Ukraine’s policy toward the settlement of the armed conflict in Donbas remains unchanged – Russia is a party to that conflict. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has expressed confidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no other choice but to leave Donbas and Crimea alone. His comments came during an online discussion hosted by

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