Category Archives: Crimea

Crimea de jure belongs to Ukraine, – Belarusian opposition leader

Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks to Lithuanian TV about Crimea, Ukraine

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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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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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