Category Archives: Crimea

Chiygoz: Putin should have already been judged in the Nuremberg Criminal Court

Vice President of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (QTMM), Ukrainian Deputy Ahtem Chiygoz stated that the constitutional amendments to be accepted in Russia is a challenge for Ukraine and the whole world, and Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine will expand. Speaking to the Crimean News Agency (QHA), Chiygoz said, “Actually, this is nothing new. Putin does not trust

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EU: Putin’s order banning non-Russian citizens from owning land in Crimea violates law

00:55, 02 April 2020 The EU does not recognize the decree. The European Union says that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent order banning non-Russian citizens from owning land in Russia-occupied Crimea violates international humanitarian law. “Russia has recently added, by a presidential decree, most of Crimea and Sevastopol to the list of border territories of the Russian Federation in which

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Human Rights Defender: “Aksyonov should be punished for this statement”

Evaluating the statement made by Aksyonov, Crimean Human Rights Group President Olga Skripnik said that Aksyonov should punish for this statement. Speaking at the meeting on the coronavirus outbreak situation in the Crimean peninsula, the so-called President of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, suggested the occupying forces beat the Crimeans, who concealed information about their recent travels abroad. Asserting that Aksyonov has

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Over 1,000 people end up in Crimea’s hospitals with pneumonia

The local pro-Kremlin “authorities” claim it’s a huge number for the peninsula More than a thousand people in Russian-occupied Crimea were taken to hospitals, diagnosed with pneumonia. Igor Chemodanov, the “Heathcare Minister” of the annexed peninsula said so as quoted by Krym.Realii. “We’ve got 1,447 people taken to a hospital with ARVI symptoms, 1,039 of them with pneumonia”, Chemodanov said

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Russian Fighter Jet Crashes Near Crimea, Pilot Missing

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashed off the coast of annexed Crimea late Wednesday, prompting a search-and-rescue mission in the Black Sea, news agencies cited the military as saying. The Su-27 was carrying out a planned mission when it vanished from radars at around 8 p.m. 50 kilometers from the Crimean town of Feodosia, according to Interfax. The Defense Ministry

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Putin signed a decree that prohibits land ownership in the occupied Crimea without Russian citizenship

Russian President Vladimir Putin has added almost the entire territory of Crimea occupied by Russia to the list of territories on which land without Russian citizenship cannot own. This is stated in the text of the decree , which appeared on the website of official documents. The list includes land plots of the following areas: Bakhchisarai; Dzhankoysky; Kirovsky; Krasnoperekopsky; Leninsky; Nizhnegorsky; Razdolnensky; Saksky; Simferopolsky; Soviet. Black Sea. In addition, we are talking about the border land

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“If You Want to Know, You Can Know”

Nataliya Gumenyuk is a Ukrainian journalist and the author of the book The Lost Island, which was published in Kyiv in February 2020. The Lost Island presents a collection of reportage articles from Crimea, written by Nataliya Gumenyuk in the course of the six years since Russia’s illegal annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula. The Book has so far been published in Ukrainian,

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Russia complains about ‘attempts to isolate’ annexed Crimea

On March 18, on the sixth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement by the Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova , which pointed to “attempts by opponents to continue isolating” the peninsula. “Attempts to isolate Crimea continue, but it is becoming more and more difficult for our opponents to follow this course. In 2019, more

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Naftogaz expects arbitration hearing on Crimea asset losses as early as May

16:10, 15 March 2020 With interest, Naftogaz’s claims against Russia amount to $8 billion. National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine and six companies that are part of Naftogaz Group are awaiting hearings in May on the amount of compensation for losses as part of the arbitration process launched against Russia regarding the seizure of the company’s assets in Crimea. That’s

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U.S. to continue to “impose costs” on Russia for disrespecting Ukraine’s sovereignty

23:30, 12 March 2020 The statement came in response to a call by MFA Ukraine spox for the “international response” to stop Russian aggression against Ukrainian troops in Donbas. U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus says her country continues to “impose costs” on Russia until the Kremlin respects Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Russian aggression in Ukraine must stop,”

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US Department of State has released a report on human rights abuses in occupied Crimea

These include disappearance, torture and discrimination. The US Department of State has released a human rights report for 2019. It stresses that the Russian Federation continues to violate human rights in the annexed Crimea. The document was released on the State Department website on Wednesday, March 11. It is reported that: disappearance; torture, including punishable psychiatric imprisonment; ill-treatment of prisoners, such as solicitation of confessions; severe prison

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Putin demands the supply of water to the Crimea to resolve the situation in the Donbass – Censor. Not

Water supply to the Crimea is one of the conditions for further settlement of the situation in the Donbass, which was set by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the negotiations of the Norman four in Paris in December 2019, writes Censor. NO with reference to their sources. Also, according to the editor-in-chief of the Censor. No, Yuri Butusov, in a telephone conversation on February 14, Putin

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Foreign Minister: I want speculations to come to an end, water will not be supplied to Crimea

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that the Kyiv administration is not considering to supply water to the Crimea under Russian occupation. Speaking on the Ukrainian television channel, Foreign Minister Kuleba said, “Ukraine does not intend to re-supply Dnipro water to the occupied Crimea. I want all the speculations, doubts and predictions about this to come to an end.” Reporting

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COREPER approves prolongation of sanctions over violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty

01:58, 05 March 2020 The previous sanctions period is expiring on March 15, 2020. The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union, or COREPER, has approved the prolongation of sanctions against 175 individuals and 44 organizations for another six months over the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty. “The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the EU has approved the prolongation of

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Fate of Crimea traitors: “They either quit, or serve in remote Russian regions”

Six years ago, not all Ukrainian military men left the annexed Crimea. Some of the servicemen, either in pursuit of high salaries and pensions, or because of support for the Kremlin’s imperial ideas, chose to side with the enemy. UNIAN found out what happened to those who then changed the oath. When six years ago Russia began the annexation of

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