Category Archives: Crimea

Merkel notes lack of progress in Minsk process

23:30, 19.02.21 – UNIAN Tough agenda is needed on Russia within the Trans-Atlantic community, the Chancellor stressed. One of the challenges the Trans-Atlantic community has to address is its relationship with Russia, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said, addressing this year’s virtual Munich Security Conference. “When it comes to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, we have not really made

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Slovakia to support Ukraine reform toward EU, NATO integration

09:00, 17.02.21 – UNIAN Slovakia realized Ukraine must address the issues of Russian occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbas, at the same time implementing reform. Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korcok has assured that his country will support reform in Ukraine toward future integration into the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Crimean reservoir almost empty following water blockade from Ukraine, threatening humanitarian crisis on disputed peninsula

Warning! This article contains verbal diarrhea and whining. By Jonny Tickle One of the reservoirs in the Crimean capital of Simferopol is almost running dry as the Black Sea peninsula’s water crisis continues to worsen. As things stand, many parts of the region have introduced rationing. Crimea has suffered from water shortages since 2014, when the Ukrainian government built a

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Crimea-based Koktebel wine factory sold to Russian company for USD 1.4 mln

Another company and a businessman competed during the auction that was held in Russia Koktebel Vintage Wines Factory, LLC purchased the Koktebel wine factory in the annexed Crimea. The price made 1.4 million dollars. The respective information appeared on the Russian website that publishes information about trading operations. A company from St.Petersburg and businessman Andriy Shklovsky from Perm (Russia) also

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Will there be water in Crimea?

By Alex Ivanov. Moscow Correspondent Since the unification of Crimea with Russia in March 2014, problems with the water supply disturb the population of the Peninsula. Ukraine has stopped supplying fresh water from the Dnieper river through the North Crimean canal, writes Alex Ivanov, Moscow correspondent. It is known that there has always been a shortage of water in Crimea,

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Putin claims mounting crisis in occupied Crimea can be reversed by fresh water supplies under Azov Sea

On December 17, Vladimir Putin said that the mounting water crisis in Russia-occupied Crimea, a crisis that means most residents get water of low quality only four hours a day, can be solved by drilling into what he said are enormous supplies of fresh water lying under the Azov Sea. Such an enormously expensive project, typical of the giantism of

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Russian Defense Minister proposes building military medical center in annexed Crimea

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has proposed building a multidisciplinary medical center in annexed Sevastopol, reported on his Facebook page the head of the Ukrainian project “Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies” Andrii Klymenko. Addressing the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Defense Minister said that about 150,000 military and their families live in Sevastopol. “There is currently no decent medical

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ukraine: Kravchuk tells how Russia keeps blocking solutions within TCG

09:00, 21.12.20 – UNIAN Russians tie settlement of the region’s social and economic issues to politics. Chief of the Ukrainian delegation at the Minsk talks, Leonid Kravchuk, commented on the recent statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that progress in the Donbas conflict settlement allegedly depended solely on Ukraine. As an example, Kravchuk cited the methods Russians and their proxy

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Turkish Foreign Minister confirms support for setting up Crimean Platform

22:30, 18.12.20 – UNIAN Çavuşoğlu reiterated Turkey’s non-recognition of Russia’s illegal annexation attempt targeting Crimea. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has confirmed his country’s support for the creation of the Crimean Platform to end Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula. “We discussed and considered the issue of how we, together, can help Crimean Tatars. We expressed our support for the Crimean

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Illia Ponomarenko: 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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Water severely rationed in Crimean cities after all attempts to solve crisis fail

Edited by: Michael Garrood Over the last three years, the Russian occupiers of Crimea have depleted its water resources. To a large extent, this happened because they were exploited for the growing needs of large military units in the Black Sea peninsula. After the 2014 occupation, Ukraine ceased supplying water from the Dnipro river to Crimea through the North Crimean

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UNGA adopts resolution on human rights situation in occupied Crimea

20:15, 16.12.20 – UNIAN A total of 64 countries have backed the updated text of the resolution, 23 countries voted against it, and 86 abstained. The UN General Assembly at a plenary session on December 16 adopted the resolution on the situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea occupied by the Russian Federation. The Chair has declared

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UNGA vote on militarization of Crimea highlights Moscow’s international isolation on Ukraine, Portnikov says

Paul A Goble On 7 December, the UN General Assembly voted for a resolution calling on Russia to withdraw from occupied Crimea. Only 17 countries voted in support of Russia and against the resolution, a measure of just how isolated Moscow has become on this issue, Ukrainian commentator Vitaly Portnikov says. “Of these 17,” writes Portnikov, “three are members of [Russia’s] Eurasian Economic Union [which

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FM Kuleba: Hague court announces decision to probe into Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine

21:59, 11.12.20 – UNIAN In 2015, Ukraine lodged a case with the International Criminal Court in The Hague regarding war crimes and crimes against humanity in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague have announced the decision that there is every reason to probe into the war crimes committed by the Russian Federation in

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u.s. Rep. Ken Buck calls for Hunter Biden special counsel in letter to A.G. Barr

7 December, 2020 – By Brooke Singman | Fox News Buck says move would ensure investigation ‘free from political interference’. Republican Rep. Ken Buck on Monday urged Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden‘s business dealings and a laptop purportedly belonging to him in order to ensure an investigation “free from political interference.” In a letter sent to Barr, obtained

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Austrian company secretly continued Crimean opera project after public denials

The Austrian architecture company Coop Himmelb(l)au, which designed an opera theater complex in Russian-occupied Crimea, had secretly worked on the project after public denials. This follows from information shared with Euromaidan Press by Anton Korynevych, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to Crimea, the peninsula which Russia had occupied in 2014. The first hints of Coop Himmelb(l)au cooperating

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Stoltenberg claims NATO has to strengthen its position in Black Sea

08:06, 1 December 2020 – 112UA The official stressed that the Black Sea region was strategically important to NATO and all its allies. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is convinced that the NATO bloc should strengthen its position in the Black Sea region in connection with the enhancement of Russia’s military presence in the annexed Crimea. This was announced by Stoltenberg during

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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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