Contents tagged with crimea

  • Intimidation, harassment continue in Crimea

    The UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, noted that the situation concerning human rights on the Peninsula has not improved.

    In 2015, the human rights situation in the annexed Crimea has not improved - intimidation and harassment continue, Šimonović stated during his speech at the meeting of the UN Security Council.

    "There are no signals that the situation improved in this area in 2015," Šimonović said about the human rights situation in Crimea. According to Š …

  • Bordeaux City Hall Refused to Show Russian Propaganda Film about Crimea

    The Ukrainian Embassy in France reported that at least one Russian propaganda film won’t be seen by the French.

    In the French City of Bordeaux the film “Crimea - Path to the Motherland” was scheduled for screening in one of the city municipal halls on December 11th. Shot by TV channel “Russia-1”, the film tells about the annexation of Crimea by Russia and purports to justify the events that led to the war in Donbass.

    The Ukrainian Ambassador asked the mayor of Bordeaux to cancel the screening …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Demands Strategy for the Return of Crimea

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared that the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine needed to prepare a strategy for the return of Crimea from Russian annexation. According to him, the government is doing its share of the work.

    “The National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine has to consider a strategic question: How will we reclaim the Crimea? We do our part of the work as government. We have made our case to the European Court of Human Rights,” Yatsenyuk …

  • Turkey’s officials express their views on the return of Crimea

    The Ambassador of Turkey, Yönet Tezel, stated in his interview to the Ukrainian News that Ukraine should not make any derogations from legal positions in order to return Crimea. Tezel continued to say that this problem can’t be solved by military means. It’s necessary to find a solution to this conflict through dialogue.

    “Under conditions, when there are conflicts almost everywhere in the world, military solutions aren’t viable,” Tezel said. He added that Turkey has no intention to change its …

  • Return of Crimea and destabilisation of Caucasus could be Turkish response to Russia

    Ukrainian political scientist and Director of the Institute of Global Strategies, Vadim Karasev, believes that during the friction with Russia, Turkey could raise the issue of the return of the Crimea to Ukraine on the international level. Moreover, Turkey could also support subversive underground movements in the Caucasus.

    “The Russo-Turkish confrontation has mostly taken place on the information level. The conflict has hybrid nature,” Karasev stated. The expert believes that the conflict …

  • Crimean energy independence to cost Russia $ 2 billion

    The Russian government may pay $2 billion for the power bridge construction between Kuban – Crimea Peninsula, wrote newspaper Vedomosti, referring to the estimates of “Renaissance Capital” analyst Vladimir Sklyar.

    To construct the stations with 940 MW total capacity may cost US $1.1–1.3 billion. But, according to Sklar, the construction in Crimea will cost $400-450 million more.

    On Dec. 2, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, launched the first line of an energy bridge to  Crimea. The first …

  • Putin opens first energy-bridge line in Crimea

    The Russian authorities claim that by Dec. 20, the energy demand for Crimea will be covered by 80-90 percent. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, took part in the launching ceremony of the energy-bridge`s first line in Crimea. According to Putin, some elements, in the process of launching the first line, have yet to adjust. "And we have to warn the consumers—residents of Crimea—that there are still some troubleshooting issues we need to resolve. But in general, the first line should work …

  • Crimean Tatar activists promise a naval blockade of the Crimea

    The coordinator of the civil actions to blockade the Crimea, Lenur Islyamov, said that the road blockade prohibiting the supply of goods, and the destruction of the supply of electricity to Crimea from mainland Ukraine will soon be followed by a “naval blockade” of the Peninsula, including the Kerch ferry, the main transport artery connecting the Crimea with the Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation.

    In an interview with Open Russia, Islyamov stated, "We will go further.  We will do the …

  • Crimean authorities impose sanctions against Turkey

    The Russian Head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, indicated that Crimean authorities have imposed sanctions against Turkey.

    "Turkish citizens will not be able to work within the territory of the Crimea, all investment contracts will be terminated, and goods imported into the territory of the Crimea by the Turkish Republic will be banned.  I should mention that the volume of Turkish products exported to the Crimea is insignificant and this will not have a significant impact on development in the …

  • Russian Minister of Energy Skeptical About Continued Crimean Reliance on Ukrainian Power Supply

    Russian Minister of Energy Skeptical About Continued Crimean Reliance on Ukrainian Power Supply

    According to the Russian Minister of Energy, Alexander Novak, he had no clear understanding concerning the continuation of work with Ukrainian electrical power system. Authorities of the Russian Federation do not anticipate the renewal of power supplies from Ukraine to Crimea.

    “The peninsula counts on its own strength,” Novak said in Simferopol. Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Energy denied the …