Category Archives: Crimea

“Unjust and unlawful”. Invaders in Russia and Crimea are outraged by the decision on the Scythian gold

The ” head” of the Crimea occupied by Russia, Sergei Aksenov, called the decision of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal on the return of Scythian gold to Ukraine “unjust and unlawful” . “ In essence, this is a fig leaf covering an insolent raider takeover. Scythian gold was found in the Crimean land, where it lay for many hundreds of years, these values ​​are an integral part

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Scythian gold case: Dutch court to deliver judgment on October 26

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal, which is hearing the Scythian gold collection case on the merits, is due to deliver its judgment on October 26. Ukrinform correspondent in The Hague reports this with reference to the Court’s website. “The Amsterdam Court of Appeal will deliver judgment in the case over collection’s belonging on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 11:00 local

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EU Leaders Gather In Ukraine For Summit In Shadow Of Russia

October 12, 2021 06:20 GMT – By RFE/RL European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council Charles Michel are arriving in Ukraine for a summit with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to discuss a range of issues including European security, EU prospects, and gas-pipeline concerns in the shadow of neighbor Russia. The meeting is the 23rd Ukraine-EU summit and comes with

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EU imposes sanctions against eight more people who facilitate illegal annexation of Crimea

09:11, 12 October 2021 – 112UA Thus, the EU sanctions for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine apply to 185 people and 48 legal entities. The European Union made a decision to add eight more people to the sanctions list as they contributed to the illegal annexation of Crimea as the Council of Europe reported. “The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on

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At the autumn session of the PACE, it is proposed to discuss the persecution of indigenous peoples in Crimea

The autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will start in Strasbourg on September 27 in full-time and part-time form and will last until September 30. Among the topics proposed for discussion at the debate is “Russia’s political persecution of the indigenous peoples of Crimea.” Earlier, a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, a member

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Heleen over de Linden, Dutch lawyer and expert on Russia sanctions

If Russia fails to comply with the decisions of international courts, it will be seen as a “banana republic” In September 2021, the European Union extended for another six months a package of personal sanctions against Russia for actions aimed to undermine Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence. In addition to personal sanctions, in June 2021, the EU extended until

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Russia tried to disrupt the discussion of Crimea and Donbass at the UN General Assembly – Nikiforov

The presidential press secretary Sergei Nikiforov said that the Russian delegation to the UN tried to disrupt the discussion of the situation in the occupied Crimea and Donbass during the session, but to no avail. He spoke about this at a briefing, reports Suspilne . According to Nikiforov, during an important vote for the agenda of the 76th General Assembly, Russia tried to remove an

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Romania does not recognize legitimacy of Crimean elections, reaffirms support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity

Romania does not recognize the legitimacy of the elections for the State Duma of the Russian Federation organized on Sunday in Crimea, and reaffirms its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE). The cited source reminds that Romania does not recognize the “illegal annexation” of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and

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Foreign Affairs Minister accuses UN of defending individual states interests over non-participation in Crimean Platform summit

The Minister noted that the UN misunderstands its mission in the world Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused the United Nations of protecting the interests of individual states that violate international law by failing to participate in the Crimean Platform summit. This was announced by the Foreign Affairs Minister at a briefing. “This organization ignored the Crimean Platform summit and

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UN General Assembly to keep Crimea, Donbas issues on agenda for new session

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has decided to keep occupied Crimea and Donbas on the session’s agenda. Some 71 countries voted to support the motion, while 12 were against it, and 45 abstained during a vote held on Thursday, September 9. The item “Situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine” was included in the draft agenda of the 76th

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Water in Crimea: Russia opens case for ecocide by Ukraine

According to a Russian representative, the block of the North Crimean Canal influenced the quality of water used for drinking and household needs The Investigative Committee of Russia has opened the criminal case on the “ecocide” due to the block of the North Crimean Canal by Ukraine as Interfax reported citing representative of the committee Svetlana Petrenko. She stated that

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Crimean Platform International Summit begins in Kyiv

On Monday, August 23, the Crimean Platform international summit started in Kyiv. Its main purpose is to coordinate international efforts to bring the annexed Crimea back to Ukraine. The summit is attended by representatives of all EU countries, the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Turkey, Georgia, Moldova, more than 40 states in total, as well as representatives of

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Number of Crimea Platform summit participants rises to 38

The total number of participants in the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform has risen to 38 as one more European partner confirmed its attendance. “Number of the Crimea Platform Summit participants rises to 38. One more European partner has just confirmed attendance. We keep working on expanding the Platform’s international support and the number of its founding members,” Minister

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“Crimea is Ukraine”: Blinken at UNSC recalls Russia’s aggressive actions at sea

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke at the UN Security Council Monday, reminding members of Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine in the Black Sea, the Kerch Strait, and the Sea of ​​Azov. The statement came during a UNSC meeting on maintenance of international maritime security, an Ukrinform correspondent in New York reports. “In the Black Sea, the Kerch Strait,

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Time to remind Russia that Crimea is Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov Since February 2014, Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula has been under Russian occupation. The Kremlin initially attempted to justify its military aggression by stage-managing a fig leaf referendum at gunpoint, but the international community was not fooled. Instead, virtually every country on the planet, except for Russia itself and Moscow’s few remaining rogue state allies, continues to recognize

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Russian authorities of annexed Crimea to file five lawsuits against Kyiv

Besides, it is planned to open criminal proceedings against 12 citizens of Ukraine The Russian authorities of the annexed Crimea have filed five lawsuits against Kyiv for blockade of the peninsula as TASS reported citing Deputy Chairman of the State Council of Crimea Yefim Fiks. “We will file lawsuits to the judicial authorities as soon as they are ready, firstly

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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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